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Segment 2, North Houston Highway Improvement Project

Advancing Houston’s connected future

Downtown Houston roadways


of the 10 most congested Texas roadways


general purpose lanes to be reconstructed, expanding HOV vehicle lanes to 4 managed lanes and more to better mobilize Houston’s commuters

The Houston District of TxDOT recently selected Jacobs to be the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) for Segment 2 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).

The NHHIP project is a significant improvement program to upgrade IH 45 from north Houston through downtown. The purpose of the project is to mitigate congestion, enhance safety, expand transit opportunities, and improve mobility and operational efficiency. The NHHIP project includes 3 of the top 10 most congested roadways in Texas. The project, divided into three segments, will also create unique opportunities to reconnect neighborhoods, create memorable public and green spaces, and catalyze new development.

The NHHIP Segment 2 project includes IH 45 from north of IH 610 to north of IH 10, and the IH 45 and IH 610 interchange. The project consists of reconstructing the eight general purpose lanes, reconstructing and expanding the current single high-occupancy vehicle lane to four managed lanes and reconstructing the fully directional interchange and adding new continuous frontage roads.