The I-45 expansion in Walker County is full swing!
The Texas Department of Transportation is expanding I-45 to six lanes through Walker County. Currently the project consists of two segments. The South Walker County Project expands I-45 to six lanes starting at the Montgomery County line. This segment will be approximately 12.6 miles and heads north to Huntsville. The second segment is the Central Walker County Project which will extend the six lanes of I-45 past the city of Huntsville.
The purpose of these I-45 expansion projects is simple; ease congestion, assist in local traffic flow and aid in hurricane evacuations. While much need, constructions delays, road closures and lane changes are frustrating. Signage on I-45 and media updates are helpful but not updated in real time. How does one prepare a simple trip out of town not knowing if they can return as planned?
Drive Texas is the answer! Created by Texas Department of Transportation, this website is updated 24 hours a day and is monitored and verified by TxDOT and its contractors. DriveTexas.org is an interactive map showing current and future road conditions statewide. While the site won’t alleviate all your traffic frustrations, it is driving you in the right direction.