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Houston Highways

Postby dfwcre8tive » 05 Aug 2019 12:40

Interesting read about the plans for IH-45 in Houston.

Houston’s $7 billion solution to gridlock is more highways

https://www.curbed.com/2019/8/5/20754435/houston-traffic-highway-i-45-north-txdot?fbclid=IwAR2p_3FIkRyC4N3l-aAkOHbapp13jBvlAEWTJpBPFS30DjhfJHECq4cUo2c

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Tnexster » 09 Aug 2019 21:38

Sounds like some want to change it but time appears to be running out.

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby scott2 » 20 May 2020 18:02

Strange bump to this thread I know but I have lived in both Manhattan and San Francisco and seen how the demise of the West End highway and the Embarcadero freeway went largely unnoticed by the commuters ( they simply found alternate routes )but the land values / development exploded in these areas. More than compensating for whatever it costs to remove the freeways and provide alternate roadways. Houston is looking at a 20th century solution for a 21st century problem.

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Parker Road » 20 May 2020 22:02

scott2 wrote:Strange bump to this thread I know but I have lived in both Manhattan and San Francisco and seen how the demise of the West End highway and the Embarcadero freeway went largely unnoticed by the commuters ( they simply found alternate routes )but the land values / development exploded in these areas. More than compensating for whatever it costs to remove the freeways and provide alternate roadways. Houston is looking at a 20th century solution for a 21st century problem.


If there's one silver lining to this whole thing, at least they're making the managed lanes 2-way, so Metro's commuter buses get traffic priority in both directions. But nothing anywhere close to this project should exist inside I-610.


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