Moving I-45 to the other side of the city center is considered one of the country's most wasteful projects

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – It’s a complete redesign of the downtown freeway.

The North Houston Highway Improvement Project plans to move I-45 from its current route to US-59. The highway will run along the east side of the Central Business District and will mate with I-10 before branching north to continue its current path.

TxDOT and Houston city officials say the plan gets people out of single cars, improves quality of life, and even reduces freeway accidents by 30%.


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The US Public Interest Research Group and the Frontier Group disagree. In its annual “boondoggle” report on highways, the project said it would “harm communities, drive out residents, and destroy businesses.”

According to official figures, the project cost is $ 7 billion.

TxDOT has released the final documents detailing the social and economic impact of the project. The publication of the final documents is a federal requirement before the project can break ground.

You can follow this link to check the documents.

You have until February 7, 2020 to weigh.


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