The TxDOT Houston District is proposing to reconstruct and widen Interstate 45 (I-45) from Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 1764 to the Galveston Causeway in Galveston County, Texas. The proposed project will improve the existing roadway to enhance safety and mobility along the highway by reducing traffic congestion and improving the evacuation capability of the highway in instances of flooding and severe weather.
Currently, I-45 is a six-lane, divided highway with frontage roads along both sides. The existing roadway consists of six main lanes, three in each direction, with 10-foot shoulders. There are four frontage lanes, two on each side of the highway, and drainage ditches running parallel to the roadway.
The project originally required approximately 19.7 acres of additional right of way; however, this has been updated to approximately 8.7 acres including 3 potential commercial displacements.
FM 1764 to FM 519 (Control Section Job Number: 0500-04-105)
FM 519 to Texas City Wye (Control Section Job Number: 0500-04-104)
From North of Texas City Wye to South of Texas City Wye (Control Section Job Number: 0500-04-103)
From South of Texas City Wye to Galveston Causeway Bridge (Control Section Job Number: 0500-01-107)
Reference the following project number: 0500-04-103, 0500-04-104, 0500-04-105, and 0500-01-107
TxDOT Houston District