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Houston Highways

Posted: 05 Aug 2019 12:40
by dfwcre8tive
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

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 09 Aug 2019 21:38
by Tnexster
Sounds like some want to change it but time appears to be running out.

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 20 May 2020 18:02
by scott2
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.

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 20 May 2020 22:02
by Parker Road
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.

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 25 Jul 2020 11:29
by Zmitz
https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow ... c2NHYZcGZQ

Check out that comparison to the Metroplex!

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 29 Jul 2020 11:08
by The_Overdog
Looks like if they moved it to cover the northern suburbs, it would surround the entire DFW metroplex.

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 28 Aug 2020 17:25
by Tnexster
That's an insane loop!

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 22 Sep 2020 13:52
by eburress
That's some sprawl!

Re: Houston Highways

Posted: 22 Sep 2020 17:08
by Tivo_Kenevil
If beltline was obese.