Pricey plan looks to alleviate Houston interstate congestion

April 24, 2015 12:17 AM

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Texas transportation officials have unveiled a bold plan to reconfigure a major interstate through downtown Houston that would place lanes below ground level, alleviate congestion and give the city a dramatic face lift.

The Texas Department of Transportation estimates the cost to expand and realign Interstate 45 at more than $6 billion, a price that would include changes to Interstates 10 and 69. A portion of I-45 near Minute Maid Park, where the Houston Astros play, would be "depressed," allowing for the possibili...

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