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TxDOT Floats Ideas for Rerouting I-45 Through Downtown Houston

The Texas Department of Transportation last week unveiled some potential options to address traffic congestion along Interstate 45 through downtown Houston, in order to gauge public opinion. Among the potential changes under consideration: rerouting I-45 to the eastern side of downtown, where US 59 runs today. Another idea floated: tearing down the Pierce Elevated and […]

The Texas Department of Transportation last week unveiled some potential options to address traffic congestion along Interstate 45 through downtown Houston, in order to gauge public opinion.

Among the potential changes under consideration: rerouting I-45 to the eastern side of downtown, where US 59 runs today. Another idea floated: tearing down the Pierce Elevated and turning the area into green space.

News 88.7 FM transportation reporter Gail Delaughter attended a TxDOT information session last week, and she joins us to share some of what she saw and heard.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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