Gulf Freeway PEL Study (I-45 S from I-69/US 59 to Beltway 8 South)
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Gulf Freeway PEL Study (I-45 S from I-69/US 59 to Beltway 8 South)

In-person open houses with virtual public material option

Virtual: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, by 5 p.m. CT

In-person open houses: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. CT and Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. CT

Public meeting presentations

Interactive survey (now closed)

Public Meeting #3 Questionnaire (English)
Cuestionario de la Reunión Pública #3 (Español)
Public comment deadline All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, July 12, 2024.
Virtual details

The virtual public meeting option will be available starting on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, by 5 p.m. on this webpage. The virtual public meeting will consist of a prerecorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. 

Please note that the presentation will not be available on the website until the time and date listed above. If you do not have internet access, you may call 713-802-5000 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access study materials during the project development process. Formal comments may be provided by mail or email as explained below.

In-person details

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
5 - 7 p.m.
Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway
Houston, Texas 77017

Thursday, June 13, 2024
5 - 7 p.m.
Houston Texans YMCA
5202 Griggs Road
Houston, Texas 77021

TxDOT is providing two in-person open house options for individuals who would like to participate in-person, instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same pre-recorded presentation, which is posted online. They also will be able to review hard copies of study materials, ask questions, and submit written comments on site or by the deadline of Friday, July 12, 2024.

Any documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the study location, and other information regarding the study 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.


The purpose of this public meeting is to present the latest study updates and obtain public input on the results of the second level of screening and resulting primary alternatives that could address the growing safety, mobility, and multimodal needs along the corridor.

Description The purpose of the Gulf Freeway PEL Study is to explore transportation alternatives to address the growing safety, mobility, multimodal, and infrastructure needs along the corridor due to the projected population and employment growth in the Houston metropolitan area. This will be accomplished by building on previously completed planning studies, evaluating existing conditions, projecting future conditions, and assessing how various alternatives can address issues related to growth, congestion, mobility, safety, connectivity, freight, and asset management in the study corridor. The study corridor has been identified as a 14-mile stretch of I-45 South from I-69 / US 59 in Downtown Houston to BW 8 South. No changes will be made to the existing roadway at this time.

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 public meeting, please contact the NEPA Public Engagement Coordinator, at 713-802-5199 or by email as displayed in the notice no later than 4 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the study team to arrange.

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

Mandarin: 如對出席和参与会议有特殊要求或需要口譯或筆譯, 請撥打 713-802-5199。

Swahili: Tafadhali piga simu kwa 713-802-5199 ili kuomba malazi maalum au ikiwa unahitaji ukalimani au utafsiri.

Vietnamese: Xin hãy gọi 713-802-5199 để yêu cầu cho các điều chỉnh đặc biệt hoặc nếu bạn cần có phiên dịch hoặc biên dịch.

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

Meeting materials
How to make a comment

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

  • Mail:
    TxDOT Houston District Office
    Director, District Transportation Planning
    P.O. Box 1386
    Houston, Texas 77251-1386
  • Email as displayed in the notice

All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, July 12, 2024. Responses to comments received will be available online on this webpage once completed.

Memorandum of Understanding As provided for by 23 CFR 450.212, 23 CFR 450.318 and Appendix A to 23 CFR Part 450, the results or decisions of this Planning and Environmental Linkage Study may be incorporated into or used as part of the review of this project under the National Environmental Policy Act, which will be carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 USC 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Learn more about the I-45 Gulf Freeway PEL Study


Posted: May 22, 2024

Project reference number (CSJ): 0500-03-633