I-10 from Heights Boulevard to I-45
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I-10 from Heights Boulevard to I-45

Virtual public meeting with open house option

Virtual: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, by 5 p.m.

Open house: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Virtual public meeting presentations

Public comment deadline All comments must be received on or before Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.
Virtual details

The virtual public meeting will be available starting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, by 5 p.m. The virtual public meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. Content will be available on this webpage.

Please note that the presentation will not be available on the website until the date and time listed above. If you do not have internet access, you may call 713-802-5199 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process. Formal comments may be provided by mail or email as explained below.

In-person details

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024
5 to 7 p.m.
TxDOT Houston District Office
7600 Washington Avenue
Houston, Texas 77007

The meeting will be an open house format. Attendees will be able to view the same pre-recorded presentation as posted online, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions and submit written comments.

Purpose The TxDOT Houston District is proposing improvements along I-10 from Heights Boulevard to I-45 in Harris County, Texas.

This will be the second public meeting conducted for the proposed project and will present significant design modifications resultant of feedback received from the initial public meeting held in July 2022. The proposed project would raise the elevation of the existing I-10 main lanes above the floodplain of White Oak Bayou from Heights Boulevard to I-45 in Downtown Houston. The proposed construction area would be approximately 1.8 miles in length. The project also includes the construction of a 26-acre detention pond located beneath the elevated I-10 main lanes between Studemont Street and Houston Avenue and would construct a 10-foot-wide shared use path on the north side of I-10 along White Oak Bayou between Studemont Street and I-45. The shared use path would include a connection to the south side of I-10 at Sabine Street. The project requires approximately 1.2 acres of new right of way (ROW) to accommodate the proposed improvements.

Although additional ROW would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for ROW acquisition may be obtained from the TxDOT Houston District Office by calling 713-802-5352.

The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain. Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Houston District Office, 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007. Project materials are also available online on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person open house.


The public meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English or Spanish, one will be provided to you free-of-charge. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person open house, please contact the Houston District NEPA Public Engagement Coordinator at 713-802-5199 or by email as a shown in the notice no later than 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for the project team to arrange.

Please call (713) 802-5199 to request special accommodations or if you have need for interpretation/translation.

Mandarin: Mandarin (traditional Chinese): 如出席和参与会议需要特殊照顧或需要口譯/筆譯, 請撥打 713-802-5199

Mandarin (simplified Chinese): 如出席和参与会议需要特殊照顾或需要口译/翻译,请拨打 713-802-5199

Swahili: Tafadhali piga simu namba 713-802-5199  ili kuomba malazi maalum au ikiwa unahitaji ukalimani au tafsiri

Vietnamese: Xin hãy gọi 713-802-5199 nếu bạn cần sự hỗ trợ đặc biệt hoặc người phiên dịch.

Creole: Tanpri rele 713-802-5199 pou mande aranjman espesyal oubyen si ou bezwen entèprèt oubyen tradiktè.

Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted in any language by:

  • Mail:
    TxDOT Houston District Office
    Attn: Advanced Project Development Director
    P.O. Box 1386
    Houston, Texas 77251-1386
  • Email: HOU-PIOwebmail@txdot.gov

All comments must be received on or before Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Responses to comments received will be available online at the web address listed above once completed.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the virtual public meeting, please contact the project engineer at 713-866-7040 or by email as shown in the notice.

Memorandum of understanding The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2023