Last updated November 29, 2000
Downtown Houston Freeways, Page 3
Page 1 of downtown Houston freeways
Page 2 of downtown Houston freeways.
All photos taken November 24, 2000
The I-10/I-45 merge just north of downtown, looking north.
This wide and cluttered section of freeway is difficult to photograph, but hopefully this conveys some of
the scope. This facility was constructed in the early-to-mid 1960's and remained basically unchanged
until the addition of the elevated HOV lanes in 2000.
A view of the new elevated HOV ramp that dominates the I-10/I-45 merge.
Interstate 10. Photo is taken from the Elysian viaduct, looking west. Interstate 10 is depressed
in a trench, unlike the other freeways immediately surrounding downtown which are elevated. Interstate
10 is 6 lanes wide on the north side of downtown. It was completed in the early 1970's (probably around
Interstate 10. Photo is taken from the Elysian viaduct, looking east. The brand-new connector from
US-59 north can be seen merging with I-10 on the left side of the photo. It probably opened just days
before this photo was taken.
US59 on the east side of downtown is elevated. It was originally constructed in the early-to-mid
1960's. It was widened and re-decked in 1996-1997.