List of Houston highways

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Interstate 10 - Interstate 45 interchange northwest of downtown Houston.

This is a list of highways in the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area.

Freeways[edit]

Present[edit]

Designation Common Name Year of
First Freeway
Section[1]
Maximum
width:
mainlanes
(HOV)[2]
Maximum
Traffic Count,
2001 (AADT)[3]
Maximum
Traffic Count,
2009 (AADT)[4]
Maximum
Traffic Count,
2012 (AADT)[4]
I-10 Baytown-East Freeway 1953 10 225,640 195,000 168,000
Katy Freeway 1956 26(4)[5] 238,520 268,000 360,000
I-45 Gulf Freeway 1948 8(1) 269,570 266,000 245,000
North Freeway 1959 10(1) 291,470 317,000 312,000
I-69 / US 59 Eastex Freeway 1953 10(1) 211,860 195,000 205,000
Southwest Freeway 1961 13(1) 379,550 329,000 318,000
I-610 610 Loop 1952 10 293,460 288,000 292,000
Sam Houston Tollway Beltway 8 1982 9 202,900 189,000 203,410**[1]
Fort Bend Tollway Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road 2004 4 9,471**[2]
Hardy Toll Road 1987 6 59,220 6 1,000 63,000
Westpark Tollway 2004 4 119,385**[3]
US 90 Crosby Freeway 1991 6 31,090 46,000 40,000
US 290 Northwest Freeway 1975 8(1) 262,970 230,000 239,000
Spur 5 Spur 5 1988 6 54,240 37,000 33,000
Spur 330 Decker Drive 2001 6 32,890 37,000 47,000
Spur 527 The Downtown Split[6] 1961 6* 93,410 64,000 65,000
SH 99 / SH 99 Toll Grand Parkway 1994 4 36,200 68,000 47,000
SH 146 Baytown Freeway 1996 8 74,670 73,000 76,000
SH 225 La Porte Freeway 1966 8 152,780 133,000 113,000
SH 249 / Tomball Tollway Tomball Parkway 1990 8 119,780 142,000 151,000
SH 288 South Freeway 1980 8 178,490 172,000 163,000
FM 1764 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway 4 48,050 40,000 35,000
** For these toll roads, this represents the highest AADT as measured at a toll booth, but not necessarily the highest traffic at any point along the toll road.

Under construction[edit]

Future[edit]

Limited-access highways[edit]

Present[edit]

  • Allen Parkway - Between I-45 and Shepherd Drive, a distance of 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Allen Parkway is a limited access parkway.
  • Grand Parkway - Parts of section D (south of the Westpark Tollway) are now being brought up to full freeway standards.
  • Memorial Drive - From Houston Street to just west of Shepherd Drive, a distance of 2.3 miles (3.7 km), Memorial Drive is a limited-access parkway with exits at Heights Blvd./Waugh Drive and Shepherd Drive.
  • U.S. Highway 90 Alternate — South Main Street — south-southwest of downtown from I-610 to near the Southwest Freeway.

Future[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]