Texas Department of Transportation

Texas Department of Transportation The Houston District plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains the state transportation system in the following counties: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller.

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The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved $35.4M in Port Access Improvement grants for 12 projects at 9 TX p...
11/03/2021
Port Access Improvement (Rider) Program

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved $35.4M in Port Access Improvement grants for 12 projects at 9 TX ports and 2 TxDOT districts. These projects will greatly improve connectivity, safety, congestion, and provide an economic benefit to the region. #TxDOTMaritime

https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/maritime/port-access-program.html

Describes the General Appropriations Act which authorizes the use of $100 million for projects to improve access to maritime ports throughout the state.

Heads up! I-45 Gulf Freeway northbound entrance ramp from FM 518 will be closed Tuesday morning at 9am for an extended p...
11/01/2021

Heads up! I-45 Gulf Freeway northbound entrance ramp from FM 518 will be closed Tuesday morning at 9am for an extended period (until Spring 2022). It is recommended to use the entrance ramp from SH 96. The closure is needed to accelerate construction of the new 45 mainlanes.

Heads up! I-45 Gulf Freeway northbound entrance ramp from FM 518 will be closed Tuesday morning at 9am for an extended period (until Spring 2022). It is recommended to use the entrance ramp from SH 96. The closure is needed to accelerate construction of the new 45 mainlanes.

10/28/2021

Have you lost a friend or loved one in a crash on Texas roads? If you're willing to share their story, message us or comment below. We believe your voice can have a powerful impact on fellow drivers to help end our daily death streak. #EndTheStreakTX.

Congratulations to TxDOT Houston District Director of Transportation Operations Ugonna Ughanze on winning the Luther DeB...
10/12/2021

Congratulations to TxDOT Houston District Director of Transportation Operations Ugonna Ughanze on winning the Luther DeBerry Award at the Transportation Short Course event. Established by Reagan Houston III of San Antonio in 1980, the Luther DeBerry Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual to the field of transportation in Texas. Ughanze leads the TxDOT Houston TranStar team and manages signal operations and traffic engineering.

Exciting times for H-Town as our Astros are back in the postseason. If you are going to the game today be sure to go to ...
10/07/2021

Exciting times for H-Town as our Astros are back in the postseason. If you are going to the game today be sure to go to http://houstontranstar.org for real-time traffic conditions. And have a plan if you are going to the game or watching elsewhere - do not drink and drive. #ALDS

Exciting times for H-Town as our Astros are back in the postseason. If you are going to the game today be sure to go to http://houstontranstar.org for real-time traffic conditions. And have a plan if you are going to the game or watching elsewhere - do not drink and drive. #ALDS

TxDOT inspectors are inspecting the Houston Avenue bridge over I-10 this afternoon. Currently, multiple mainlanes of I-1...
09/21/2021

TxDOT inspectors are inspecting the Houston Avenue bridge over I-10 this afternoon. Currently, multiple mainlanes of I-10 Katy eastbound at Houston Avenue are blocked. This closure is expected to be in place well into the evening rush. Seek alternate route!

TxDOT inspectors are inspecting the Houston Avenue bridge over I-10 this afternoon. Currently, multiple mainlanes of I-10 Katy eastbound at Houston Avenue are blocked. This closure is expected to be in place well into the evening rush. Seek alternate route!

Always thankful for our local partners and the trainings we are able to do to continue to work towards our mission of ze...
08/24/2021

Always thankful for our local partners and the trainings we are able to do to continue to work towards our mission of zero deaths on Texas roadways.

Representatives from Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Transportation, North Channel EMS & other agencies are here at Houston TranStar this week for Incident Command System trainings.

This weekend I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound and southbound will be closed starting 9pm Friday night until Monday, Aug...
08/18/2021

This weekend I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound and southbound will be closed starting 9pm Friday night until Monday, August 23 for work on the 610/69 project. Get closure information at traffic.houstontranstar.org/swz/i69i610/.

This weekend I-69 Southwest Freeway northbound and southbound will be closed starting 9pm Friday night until Monday, August 23 for work on the 610/69 project. Get closure information at traffic.houstontranstar.org/swz/i69i610/.

08/04/2021

Our TxDOT executive director Marc Williams recently gave an interview on the North Houston Highway Improvement Project. Listen in for some insight and hear why TxDOT wants to hear from you:

A Plant “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Identified on SH 225 Project: While conducting field surveys along SH 22...
07/29/2021

A Plant “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” Identified on SH 225 Project:

While conducting field surveys along SH 225 at BW 8, Holloway who is HCTRA’s environmental consultant on the project, identified the Indianola Beakrush (Rhynchospora indianolensis) plant along TxDOT’s right-of-way. The plant has been identified as a species of greatest conservation need by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The plants were discovered within the footprint of the proposed direct connectors.

The plant is a sedge that loves light and poorly drained soils. Wet Prairie may be its native habitat but the right-of-way along SH 225 and Beltway 8 became a substitute.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, Texas hosts over 1,300 species that are considered to be Species of Greatest Conservation Need. These are species, that due to limited distributions and/or declining populations, face the threat of extirpation or extinction but lack legal protection.

Now while not required, TxDOT, Holloway and HCTRA wanted to go the extra mile to relocate some of the plants to the Houston Arboretum. After Holloway pulled the proper TPWD permits and had some preliminary conversations with the arboretum to ensure the appropriate habitat, crews went out May 7th to collect and rehome the plants.

The Hollaway Team, HCTRA, and TxDOT worked together with the Houston Arboretum to collect a total of 27 specimens which will be protected and propagated at the Arboretum.

Great effort by TxDOT, Holloway and Harris County Toll Road Authority - HCTRA and the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.

TxDOT Commissioner Laura Ryan visited SH 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula yesterday afternoon. She spoke with TxDOT staff fro...
07/13/2021

TxDOT Commissioner Laura Ryan visited SH 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula yesterday afternoon. She spoke with TxDOT staff from the Houston District and the Maritime Division on alternative ways to prevent erosion impacts to SH 87.

Good news! The Elysian Viaduct just north of downtown Houston will be opening in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
07/08/2021

Good news! The Elysian Viaduct just north of downtown Houston will be opening in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

TxDOT is hiring and we will be at the San Jac College Maritime College Career Fair looking to fill positions for our Gal...
06/23/2021

TxDOT is hiring and we will be at the San Jac College Maritime College Career Fair looking to fill positions for our Galveston Ferry office. Join us on Friday, June 25 at 9am until noon. See you soon!

TxDOT is hiring and we will be at the San Jac College Maritime College Career Fair looking to fill positions for our Galveston Ferry office. Join us on Friday, June 25 at 9am until noon. See you soon!

Yesterday, Houston Galleria shoppers lined up to play our new driving simulator to learn just how dangerous distractions...
06/14/2021

Yesterday, Houston Galleria shoppers lined up to play our new driving simulator to learn just how dangerous distractions can be when driving.

#TalkTextCrash #EndTheStreakTX

Yesterday, Houston Galleria shoppers lined up to play our new driving simulator to learn just how dangerous distractions can be when driving.

#TalkTextCrash #EndTheStreakTX

Major closures scheduled for this weekend for the 610/69 interchange project including the I-69 SW Freeway northbound co...
06/04/2021

Major closures scheduled for this weekend for the 610/69 interchange project including the I-69 SW Freeway northbound connector ramp to I-610 W Loop northbound and the I-69 mainlanes closures will be pushed back to next weekend. Get closure updates at houstontranstar.org.

Major closures scheduled for this weekend for the 610/69 interchange project including the I-69 SW Freeway northbound connector ramp to I-610 W Loop northbound and the I-69 mainlanes closures will be pushed back to next weekend. Get closure updates at houstontranstar.org.

Major closure of the I-69 SW Freeway northbound connector ramp to I-610 W. Loop northbound coming tonight at 9pm. It wil...
06/03/2021

Major closure of the I-69 SW Freeway northbound connector ramp to I-610 W. Loop northbound coming tonight at 9pm. It will be closed until early 2022. This closure will include the I-69 northbound and southbound mainlanes at I-610 this weekend.

More at https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/houston/10-2021.html.

Major closure of the I-69 SW Freeway northbound connector ramp to I-610 W. Loop northbound coming tonight at 9pm. It will be closed until early 2022. This closure will include the I-69 northbound and southbound mainlanes at I-610 this weekend.

More at https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/houston/10-2021.html.

Heads up Pearland folks! Tomorrow after the AM rush, crews will close the SH 288 northbound exit ramp to FM 518 for six ...
06/03/2021

Heads up Pearland folks! Tomorrow after the AM rush, crews will close the SH 288 northbound exit ramp to FM 518 for six weeks.

For detour and project information go tohttps://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot/hou/resources/sh288-detour.pdf

Heads up Pearland folks! Tomorrow after the AM rush, crews will close the SH 288 northbound exit ramp to FM 518 for six weeks.

For detour and project information go tohttps://ftp.txdot.gov/pub/txdot/hou/resources/sh288-detour.pdf

We have a weekend closure of two outside lane of SH 146 Fred Hartman Bridge southbound mainlanes from Missouri St. (Bayt...
04/30/2021

We have a weekend closure of two outside lane of SH 146 Fred Hartman Bridge southbound mainlanes from Missouri St. (Baytown) to Houston Ship Channel from Thursday evening (4/29) 5pm continuously thru Sunday 5/2 at noon.

Then beginning Sunday at noon there will be a four outside lane closure (1 lane to remain open) on SH 146 Fred Hartman Bridge southbound mainlanes from Missouri St. (Baytown) to Houston Ship Channel beginning Sunday at noon (5/2) continuously thru Monday evening (5/3) at 6pm.

The entrance ramp from Missouri St. will remain open.

We have a weekend closure of two outside lane of SH 146 Fred Hartman Bridge southbound mainlanes from Missouri St. (Baytown) to Houston Ship Channel from Thursday evening (4/29) 5pm continuously thru Sunday 5/2 at noon.

Then beginning Sunday at noon there will be a four outside lane closure (1 lane to remain open) on SH 146 Fred Hartman Bridge southbound mainlanes from Missouri St. (Baytown) to Houston Ship Channel beginning Sunday at noon (5/2) continuously thru Monday evening (5/3) at 6pm.

The entrance ramp from Missouri St. will remain open.

04/29/2021

TxDOT inspector Betty Alpaugh helped a woman hit by a vehicle in a Galveston area work zone last year. Slow down, pay attention and follow the signs when in a work zone. Your actions can save lives.

#EndTheStreakTX #WorkZoneAwarenessWeek

UPDATE: All work has been completed and all lanes are opened at this time. UPDATE: Crews are making progress on SH 6 nor...
04/28/2021

UPDATE: All work has been completed and all lanes are opened at this time.

UPDATE: Crews are making progress on SH 6 northbound at Lexington in Sugar Land. The goal is to get the roadway open as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Due to a break in the a City of Sugar Land water line there is an emergency closure at SH 6 northbound at Lexington Boulevard. The lanes have been reduced from 4 lanes to 1 lane and will delay traffic in the area.

UPDATE: All work has been completed and all lanes are opened at this time.

UPDATE: Crews are making progress on SH 6 northbound at Lexington in Sugar Land. The goal is to get the roadway open as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Due to a break in the a City of Sugar Land water line there is an emergency closure at SH 6 northbound at Lexington Boulevard. The lanes have been reduced from 4 lanes to 1 lane and will delay traffic in the area.

Press Release from Blueridge Transportation Group, LLC on pavement failure and continued road closure.
04/19/2021

Press Release from Blueridge Transportation Group, LLC on pavement failure and continued road closure.

Press Release from Blueridge Transportation Group, LLC on pavement failure and continued road closure.

SH 288 southbound at SH 6 in Brazoria will have a total closure from 9 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday. Traffic will use the SH...
04/13/2021

SH 288 southbound at SH 6 in Brazoria will have a total closure from 9 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday. Traffic will use the SH 288 southbound exit to SH 6 and use the SH 288 southbound entrance ramp at SH 288.

SH 288 southbound at SH 6 in Brazoria will have a total closure from 9 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday. Traffic will use the SH 288 southbound exit to SH 6 and use the SH 288 southbound entrance ramp at SH 288.

04/12/2021

REMINDER: Work continues on a major drainage project along 18th Street to increase the capacity to move water during storms and mitigate flooding, necessitating a Harborside closure between 19th and 16th streets.

The second phase begins today. This will be a full closure, day and night, with an anticipated completion of April 30, 2021. During this time, the drainage boxes will be installed.

During both phases, traffic will be detoured from 19th Street to the Strand to 16th Street and back to Harborside, and vice versa in the opposite direction. Hazardous waste haulers and oversized loads will be detoured from 33rd Street to Broadway to 14th Street to Harborside, and vice versa in the opposite direction.

The FM 1488 northbound connector ramp A for Northbound IH 45 will be closing March 26th  for approximately 3 months. The...
03/24/2021

The FM 1488 northbound connector ramp A for Northbound IH 45 will be closing March 26th for approximately 3 months. The project will include concrete paving, construction of a traffic signal, signing, embankment and pavement markings in the area.

The FM 1488 northbound connector ramp A for Northbound IH 45 will be closing March 26th for approximately 3 months. The project will include concrete paving, construction of a traffic signal, signing, embankment and pavement markings in the area.

Amazing job by all involved in this weekend’s roadwork/ railroad work on FM 2100 in Crosby, Texas. The work has been com...
03/22/2021

Amazing job by all involved in this weekend’s roadwork/ railroad work on FM 2100 in Crosby, Texas. The work has been completed a day and half early. All lanes of FM 2100 northbound and southbound between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita are now open.

Amazing job by all involved in this weekend’s roadwork/ railroad work on FM 2100 in Crosby, Texas. The work has been completed a day and half early. All lanes of FM 2100 northbound and southbound between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita are now open.

Reminder: FM 2100 between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita is closed in both directions for road work at the railroad line jus...
03/19/2021
Traffic Alert: Major Weekend Closure of FM 2100

Reminder: FM 2100 between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita is closed in both directions for road work at the railroad line just south of FM 1960. FM 2100 will be closed until Tuesday, March 23 at 5am. More info at https://txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/houston/008-2021.html.

As part of the overall expansion of FM 2100 in the Crosby, Texas area, the Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound and southbound lanes of FM 2100 between Old Atascocita Road and FM 1960 starting on Friday, March 19 at 1 a.m. until Tuesday, March 23 at 5 a.m.

Next week FM 2100 between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita Rd. in both directions in the Crosby, Texas area will be closed sta...
03/11/2021

Next week FM 2100 between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita Rd. in both directions in the Crosby, Texas area will be closed starting on Friday, March 19 at 1 am until Tuesday, March 23 at 5 am. This closure is for railroad work on FM 2100.

Next week FM 2100 between FM 1960 and Old Atascocita Rd. in both directions in the Crosby, Texas area will be closed starting on Friday, March 19 at 1 am until Tuesday, March 23 at 5 am. This closure is for railroad work on FM 2100.

Click for a virtual public meeting! The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to present the proposed projects to the...
02/26/2021
Virtual Public Meeting - I-10 Inner Katy Corridor

Click for a virtual public meeting! The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to present the proposed projects to the public and receive comments. The Texas Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) are working together to provide improvements to the Inner Katy Corridor which is generally located on I-10 between I-610 (the West Loop) and I-45 in Harris County, Texas. METRO proposes to construct dedicated busway lanes within the Inner Katy Corridor between the Northwest Transit Center and Downtown Houston. Two TxDOT projects are contained within this corridor: I-10 Inner Katy Drainage Improvements Project and I-10 Inner Katy Managed Lanes Project. The virtual meeting room will consist of a narrated presentations by the project team, project exhibits and other information and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received on or before Friday, March 12, 2021, to be a part of the official meeting record.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County are working together to provide improvements to the Inner Katy Corridor which is generally located on I-10 between I-610 (the West Loop) and I-45 in Harris County, Texas.

Another major milestone completion for the I-69 project will take place over the weekend and an additional northbound ma...
02/25/2021

Another major milestone completion for the I-69 project will take place over the weekend and an additional northbound mainlane will open to the public from Spur 10 to Reading Rd. on Monday.

To facilitate this opening the bridge at I-69 and Spur 10 will be closed beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5:30 a.m. Monday, March 1.

Another major milestone completion for the I-69 project will take place over the weekend and an additional northbound mainlane will open to the public from Spur 10 to Reading Rd. on Monday.

To facilitate this opening the bridge at I-69 and Spur 10 will be closed beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5:30 a.m. Monday, March 1.

02/19/2021

The sun is out but there are still remnants of ice that require removal. Great job by our Fort Bend maintenance crews for their work on the I-69 overpass at US 90A. We aren’t leaving until the job is done.

We’ve had crews out spraying roadways of all shapes and sizes... including the ferry!
02/12/2021

We’ve had crews out spraying roadways of all shapes and sizes... including the ferry!

02/12/2021
TxDOT Brine Trucks Roll Out

We have crews out all over the Houston region pretreating our state roads in preparation for the icy conditions coming our way.

Stay safe out there Houston, and stay off the roads if possible. We are expecting some icy conditions through the next several days. Thanks to the Texas Department of Public Safety - Southeast Texas Region for keeping our crews safe while they work! You can help with that too, if you see them out, slow down and give them extra space to work!

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Houston District plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains the state transportation system in the following counties: Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller.

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