The TxDOT Houston District is proposing to reconstruct and widen I-45 South from south of the causeway bridge to 61st Street on Galveston Island. The project purpose and need is to reduce roadway flooding, improve mobility and congestion and improve hurricane evacuation.
I-45 is a divided highway with frontage roads extending from the Galveston Causeway Bridge to 61st Street on Galveston Island. The existing roadway includes six 12-foot wide main-lanes (three in each direction) with 10-foot wide outside shoulders and 3.5-foot inside shoulders. The frontage roads include four 12-foot travel lanes (two in each direction).
The proposed improvements include:
The proposed improvements would require approximately 2.8 acres of additional right of way.
The proposed project would potentially displace three commercial structures. No residential displacements are anticipated.
Reference the following project number: 0500-01-119
TxDOT Houston District