Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive each currently carry over 31,000 vehicles per day (vpd) and are projected to carry 60,300 vpd and 51,600 vpd, respectively, by 2026.
The current volumes cause congestion during peak travel periods and anticipated levels are expected to exceed the intersection's capacity.
Increased delays, caused by crashes or high traffic, often tempt drivers to take greater risks to reach their destinations. Currently, trains, automobiles and pedestrians share the intersection, resulting in a high potential for crashes. The planned interchange will separate the three modes of travel.
No funds are currently forecasted to construct this project. No target construction date has been set at this time.
Single Point Urban Interchange
The proposed design improves capacity with less new land required than other alternative designs. It allows north-south traffic to bypass the intersection, substantially reducing delay for all directions of travel. All turning movements and east-west through traffic meet at a single, signalized intersection.