Transportation

TxDOT Seeks Input On How To Keep Traffic Moving On I-10 East

It’s one of the region’s busiest roadways and TxDOT is looking for ideas on how to improve it. The transportation agency is now reaching out to people who drive the road

TxDOT’s Deidrea George said the route is seeing a growing amount of traffic from the Port of Houston and Baytown petrochemical plants.

TxDOT said it doesn’t yet have a specific plan for improving I-10 East so that’s why they’re hearing suggestions at a series of public meetings. Their study area extends about 30 miles, from downtown Houston to the Grand Parkway in Chambers County.

TxDOT’s Deidrea George said the route is seeing a growing amount of traffic from the Port of Houston and Baytown petrochemical plants.

“The main concern that we’re seeing of course is the increase in truck traffic, and it is a corridor that sees thousands of trucks a day,” explained George.

Whatever TxDOT decides to do along I-10 East, it won’t happen soon. George said the study period extends until 2020 and any construction would start a few years after that.

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Gail Delaughter

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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