After several years on hold, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is again scheduling public meetings on the proposed expansion of the North Freeway/I-45 between downtown Houston and The Woodlands. As originally planned, the project would widen the North Freeway to 12 lanes — four northbound, four southbound and four managed lanes — inside Loop 610.
If the original proposals are carried out, the project will have significant impact on several historic neighborhoods, including the Woodland Heights Historic District, Near Northside National Register District and the Grota Homestead addition, which Texas Historical Commission has determined is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. TxDOT has scheduled two public meetings about the project:
- Tuesday, November 15, 6-8 p.m., Jefferson Davis High School, 1101 Quitman Street.
- Thursday, November 17, 6-8 p.m., Aldine High School, 11101 Airline Drive.
Both meetings will have an “open house” format; attendees may come and go during the program. TxDOT will show a 10-minute informational video about the project, maps of the impacted areas will be displayed and TxDOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
For more information, please visit the I-45 Coalition’s Facebook page.