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US 59/ Interstate 10 Interchange Construction

Last updated 21-December-2001

Construction location: US59/IH-10
Project Interchange reconstruction and distribution system into downtown Houston.
Cost $126.7 million
Begin Q3 1997
This is a massive project and will provide an impressive interchange structure. This is the first major interchange construction in downtown Houston since US 59/IH-45 interchange was completed in 1974. Funding was authorized in 2001 to build 2 more connector ramps at this interchange at a cost of $17 million. The ramps will connect to the upcoming extension of the Hardy Toll Road.

December 20, 2001
US59 at IH-10 (high resolution 270k) Looking southwest. As of 20-December-2001, all traffic had been removed from the old main lanes, which are still intact in the middle of the photo. The old main lanes will be demolished.

September 2001
US59 at IH-10 (high resolution 345k) Looking northeast. Piers are now in place to build the missing sections of ramps. Photo taken 8-September-2001.

Ramps Connection ramps are awaiting construction of the final sections. Photo taken 8-September-2001.

May 2001
US59 at IH-10 (high resolution 230k) Looking southwest towards downtown Houston. The original US 59 main lanes are in the middle. These lanes will be demolished and replaced. In the background, structure removal can be seen. Photo taken 22-May-2001.

US59 at IH-10 (high resolution 253k) Looking northeast. The remaining original US 59 main lane structure is the second structure on the left. It will ultimately be demolished and replaced. Photo taken 22-May-2001.

Hardy
This stub-out in the new connection ramp will connect to the Hardy Toll Road freeway extension. Photo taken 22-May-2001.

June 2000

US59 South of I10
Photo taken June 2000, looking northward towards the 59/10 interchange. The existing US 59 facility is the second structure from the left. At the time of this photo, the southbound traffic had been diverted to a new structure (1st on left), and the northbound traffic was diverted to the old southbound lanes.

 
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