The commission has okayed about $30 million in projects for Harris County, and that includes a major overlay project on the Southwest Freeway.
The work will start between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby and extend to Beltway 8.
Deidrea Samuels with TxDOT says the work should take about eight months and they plan to start the project in spring of next year.
"And that's simply because letting the project will put us about, maybe October, November, or December, and we certainly don't want to have lanes closed during the holidays if we can help it."
Other projects on the list include new turn lanes on FM 2920 near Mueshke in north Harris County, and improved lighting on the 610 Loop between Mykawa and State Highway 288.