West Houston Association | Issues
Projects & Issues
Following is additional information on current or historical transportation projects and issues of interest to the West Houston association. Choose from the list at the left or below.
US 290 Northwest Freeway, Tollway & Transit Corridor – immediate implementation of the expansion of US 290 from Loop 610 to beyond FM 2920.
Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) from Interstate 10 to US 290, Segment E; Segment F1, US 290 to State Highway 249; and Segment F2, State Highway 249 to I-45. In addition, adding mainlanes to Segment D, Westpark Tollway to US 59 (Southwest Freeway)
State Highway 6 - Super street with grade separations at crossings with principal arterials.
Sam Houston Parkway - expanded before mid-century to serve the growing population and employment concentrations such as those in the Energy Corridor, Westchase and Memorial City.
Westpark Tollway expansion & extension to west of the Grand Parkway and expanding the existing sections of Westpark east of State Highway 6.
Preserve & expand rights-of-way for expansion of existing major transportation corridors to include right-of-way for future toll roads, HOT lanes and transit options. Strongly consider 120 foot right-of-way minimum for major thoroughfares throughout their length.
Add Express Streets - limited-access on an approximate 5-6 mile grid with grade separations.
Address system repair and rehabilitation - rehabilitation planned every 10 to 15 years. New streets and thoroughfares constructed for extended life.
High-capacity rapid transit along three radial corridors—Interstate 10, Westpark and US 290—and at least one circumferential roadway—either SH 6 or Beltway 8.
Plan for a suburban-style transit system - Not easily gained but necessary for future mobility, these systems must be tailored to the unique needs of Greater West Houston.
Prairie Parkway - westward growth will require a new, major roadway linking US 290 and the Westpark corridor west of Katy. We need to begin planning now for this major north-south freeway.
Lone Star Parkway (State 529 Express Street) - extending west from State Highway 6 into Waller County to the Prairie Parkway.
Area-wide Computerized signalization systems can make existing roadway network more efficiently
The West Houston Region plays host to several airports, the newest being the Houston Executive Airport just west of the City of Katy and north of Interstate 10. Click for more details on this privately funded project.