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Interstate 10-West Construction
6 Years & Its
Managed Use Lanes-How
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The Katy Freeway Managed Toll Lanes to are Open
& They Work Very Well!
Harris County will open the
Katy Managed Use Lanes to toll paying traffic on April 18th.
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GOVERNOR RICK PERRY,
U.S. CONGRESSMAN JOHN CULBERSON, AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR THOMAS J.
MADISON JOIN TXDOT IN CELEBRATING COMPLETION OF THE KATY FREEWAY
"We promised completion in six years and still beat the clock!"
(Houston, Texas) -- On the morning of Tuesday, October 28, 2008, the Texas
Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will celebrate the completion of the mega
Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program. Texas Transportation Commissioner Ned S.
Holmes will serve as master of ceremonies for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with
special guests Governor Rick Perry, Federal Highway Administrator Thomas J.
Madison, and U.S. Congressman John Culberson on program to celebrate the
Following a major investment study, an environmental impact study and final
design, the beginning of the Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program was
celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony in June 2003. Less than six years
later, TxDOT is excited to celebrate the completion of this monumental program
that not only sets precedence in the state but across the nation. Raquelle
Lewis, TxDOT spokeswoman said, "We promised completion in six years and still
beat the clock!"
The Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program is the largest freeway reconstruction
program ever performed in the State of Texas and represents a number of
strategic partnerships involving visionary and collective thinking of many
groups including area transportation partners, municipalities, and the
business and residential communities all contributing to make this program a
Drivers along the Katy Corridor are now experiencing transportation
improvements that include (1) a minimum of four continuous through lanes in
each direction and as many as eight lanes at key connector, entrance and exit
ramp locations, (2) three continuous frontage road lanes with additional lanes
for turning movements at key intersections, (3) improved drainage and flood
control throughout the corridor, and (4) the new Katy Tollway/Managed Lanes
which offer two lanes in each direction dedicated for METRO buses and HOV
riders, as well as drivers willing to pay a toll.
The Harris County Toll Road Authority will open the new Katy Tollway/Managed
Lanes in its initial Phase 1 operations effective 5 AM, Wednesday, October 29.
The facility will open for HOV drivers with two or more people in the vehicle
and buses only between the hours of 5 AM - 11 AM and 2 PM - 8 PM, Monday
through Friday. Constables from Harris County Precinct 5 will have a large
presence on the new managed lanes with driving patrols to monitor operations
and enforce the facility's HOV 2+ requirements.
For more information on the Katy Freeway Reconstruction Program, please
contact the Katy Freeway Public Information Office at 281-589-5924 or visit
the Katy Freeway web site at www.katyfreeway.org.