The Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration,
is initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for highway improvements in the north Houston area. The North Houston Highway
Improvement Project involves evaluation of the IH 45 North corridor from near downtown Houston to Beltway 8 North, Beltway 8 North from IH 45 North to the
Hardy Toll Road, the Hardy Toll Road from IH 610 North Loop to Beltway 8 North, IH 610 North Loop from IH 45 North to the Hardy Toll Road, and portions of
IH 10 and US 59 near downtown Houston.
The primary objective of the NEPA evaluation is to assess the needs of the project area and
evaluate possible alternatives, including a no build alternative. Environment impacts will be further evaluated for those recommended alternatives
that meet the need for and purpose of the project in order to select a preferred alternative. The Environmental Impact Statement process will include
participation and involvement of the public, elected officials, cooperating agencies, and other interested parties.