STOLL0336_Houston_Main_Map_WEB_SmallMobility Infrastructure

Houston’s location in the south-central U.S. strategically places it equidistant from the nation’s major population centers – New York (1,631 miles) and Los Angeles (1,550 miles). Connection to major national and international locations is facilitated through Houston’s excellent transportation infrastructure, which includes the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, Ellington Field, Port Houston and the well-integrated mainline railroads and trucking system serving the area.

In the Houston MSA, an extensive freeway system spans 747 miles. The Grand Parkway’s extension linking Hwy 290 to I-45 and I-45 to Hwy 59 - segments F-1, F-2 and G on the map to the right - opened to traffic in the Last quarter of 2016, adding 38 miles of tolled roadway. Once the entire project is completed, the Grand Parkway will mark Houston’s third outer loop, improving Houston’s traffic flow immensely and thus allowing more flexibility when deciding where to work and where to live. Segments H, I-1 and I-2B are next up for expansion, with construction expected to be completed in 2021.  

 

STREET FROM TO PROJECT DESCRIPTION TOTAL EST. DATE OF COMPLETION
US 290 IH 610  Mueschke Rd Widen mainlanes and HOV lane through 13 separate projects $4.7 billion Winter 2018-2019
Gulf Freeway @ IH 610 IH 610 E IH 45 N Construct direct connector from IH 610 eastbound to I 45 Northbound $44.2 million October 2023
Pierce Elevated IH 10 I 69 Remove existing Pierce Elevated and construct parkway connectors into CBD $158.1 million TBD, planning stage
Highway 288 US 59 Interchange Pearland Add toll lanes, 8 direct connectors at Beltway and I-610 interchanges $815 million Spring 2019
Post Oak Blvd I-610       Richmond Ave    Reconstruct Post Oak Blvd to include dedicated bus lanes $196 million Spring/Summer 2019
Gulf Freeway, Galveston Co Hwy 96 Deats Rd Widen to 8 main lanes and 2 two-lane frontage roads $121.7 million November 2021
North Freeway, Harris Co Crosstimbers Airline Reconstruct frontage roads $6.3 million TBD 
US 59, Fort Bend Co Hwy 99 FM 2919 Widen to 6 main lanes and two frontage road lanes through separate projects $18.6 to $66 million Late 2020
I-610 at I-69 I-610 I-610 Reconstruct IH 610 main lane bridge within the interchange at US 59 S $46.7 million TBD, bidding stage
Highway 225, Harris Co Beltway 8 Battleground Rd Improve illumination $5.1 million TBD, planning stage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


 

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This mobility infrastructure overview is part of the annual 2018 Houston Economic Outlook. For the full report click here

Sections covered in the full report include:

  • Population Growth
  • Employment Sector
  • Business Climate
  • Global Energy Capital
  • Petrochemical & Plastics Industry
  • Port Houston
  • NASA/Johnson Space Center
  • Mobility Infrastructure
  • Airport System
  • Texas Medical Center
  • Biosciences & Biotechnology

 

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