TxDOT plans to build new 610 Loop-Highway 59 interchanges

HOUSTON - Do you leave the house in the morning or work in the evening dreading your commute? Well if that pain in the stomach has anything to do with the Highway 59 and West Loop interchange, your problems will be solved within the next decade.  

The Texas Department of Transportation has put a plan in place to help out one of the state's most congested interchanges.

Tens of thousands of cars pass through the interchange each day and drivers know, it's a hassle in any direction

TxDOT officials said starting in late 2015, if things stay on track, three ramps will be reconstructed, moved out and widened. For example, there will be two lanes to take drivers from 59 North to 610 South. Currently, there's only one lane.

Transportation officials also plan to improve the area near the Galleria.  

TxDOT said it has secured funding for about half of the $160 million project. That's why there is no confirmed timeline.

The plan is also awaiting environmental approval by the state.

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