Transportation

How Would You Fix The US 59 Interchange At The 610 Loop? TxDOT Wants To Hear From You

Comments on the U.S. 59-West Loop project will be added to the public record.

U.S. 50 freeway in Houston.
U.S. 59 in Houston.

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.”

The project was initially presented last summer and Perez says they’ve since made some modifications. TxDOT now wants to know what the public thinks.

“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.”

TxDOT has information about the project online and there’s a link to make comments. You can also comment by good old-fashioned mail.

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Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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