Hemmed between a request for a pause by federal highway officials and an outcry from opponents, planners of a massive rebuild of Interstate 45 in Houston are taking their plans back to the public.

The Texas Transportation Commission on Wednesday said more public scrutiny is needed of the $7 billion-plus plan for remaking I-45 north from downtown Houston to Beltway 8.

“Basically, let’s take this project and put it back out for public comment … then we will see where we go from there,” Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg said. [Read more.]

Dug Begley | June 30, 2021
Houston Chronicle