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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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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Zmitz » 25 Jul 2020 11:29

https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow ... c2NHYZcGZQ

Check out that comparison to the Metroplex!

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby The_Overdog » 29 Jul 2020 11:08

Looks like if they moved it to cover the northern suburbs, it would surround the entire DFW metroplex.

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Tnexster » 28 Aug 2020 17:25

That's an insane loop!

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby eburress » 22 Sep 2020 13:52

That's some sprawl!

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 22 Sep 2020 17:08

If beltline was obese.

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Addison » 18 Feb 2021 22:02

Zmitz wrote:https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow/How-big-will-the-Grand-Parkway-be-121140.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR25nM5uHrZzrrX1Z8rLaApni-9YjSebxeZoWvUgAYXGmYD9-c2NHYZcGZQ

Check out that comparison to the Metroplex!


In all fairness, this will look like child's play if DFW's outer loop ever comes to fruition.

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby eburress » 01 Mar 2021 13:21

Addison wrote:
Zmitz wrote:https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow/How-big-will-the-Grand-Parkway-be-121140.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR25nM5uHrZzrrX1Z8rLaApni-9YjSebxeZoWvUgAYXGmYD9-c2NHYZcGZQ

Check out that comparison to the Metroplex!


In all fairness, this will look like child's play if DFW's outer loop ever comes to fruition.


Is this something people are talking about? I've never actually seen plans for a DFW outer loop but it wouldn't surprise me.

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Addison » 01 Mar 2021 14:33

eburress wrote:
Addison wrote:
Zmitz wrote:https://www.chron.com/houston/slideshow/How-big-will-the-Grand-Parkway-be-121140.php?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR25nM5uHrZzrrX1Z8rLaApni-9YjSebxeZoWvUgAYXGmYD9-c2NHYZcGZQ

Check out that comparison to the Metroplex!


In all fairness, this will look like child's play if DFW's outer loop ever comes to fruition.


Is this something people are talking about? I've never actually seen plans for a DFW outer loop but it wouldn't surprise me.


It's mostly in the planning phase right now and doesn't have state funding, but Collin County has already begun buying up land and adding pavement along the proposed route (search Collin County Outer Loop on Google).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_State_Highway_Loop_9

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Re: Houston Highways

Postby Tnexster » 02 Mar 2021 10:50

It's the ever expanding DFW footprint. Never ends and there is nothing to stop it.


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