As part of its billion-dollar congestion relief initiative for the biggest cities inTexas, TxDOT wants to rebuild one of Houston's traffic hotspots. That's the interchange at U.S. 59 and the West Loop.
That project is expected to cost about $310 million. Construction should start in late 2017 and it won't be finished anytime soon. The expected completion date is 2021.
TxDOT's Danny Perez says there's a lot that needs to be done.
"You have everything from the connector ramps being reconstructed," Perez said. "We're doing part of 610 going over 59."
"We want to make sure people have an idea of what we're doing out there before we actually go out there and do it," Perez said. "And if they have any concerns they can present those concerns. It's all part of an official record. It's something that will be made available to the public."