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I-45 South Walker County Project

The purpose of this project is to enhance freight mobility and address congestion along the I-45 corridor. The project limits are from the Walker/Montgomery County Line to the south end of Huntsville, with a length of 12.4 miles. No additional right of way is required and construction is estimated to begin in 2016.

Project Background

  • The freeway within the project limits was constructed in the early 1960s
  • Passenger and truck traffic has greatly increased during the 50-year lifespan of the facility
  • I-45 serves as the primary hurricane and disaster evacuation route for metro Houston and Galveston

Proposed Improvements

  • Replace existing main-lane pavement with new pavement
  • Widen to six travel-lanes (three north and three south) with a center concrete traffic barrier instead of a grass median
  • Extend and replace drainage
  • Replace all existing bridges
  • Add a new direct connection from northbound I-45 to northbound SH 19
  • Reconstruct ramps to current standards
  • Reconstruct frontage roads and crossroads adjacent to new ramps and interchanges

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Contact Us

TxDOT Bryan District
Director of Transportation Planning and Development
2591 N. Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX 77803-5190
(979) 778-9707
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