STOP TX.Dot I-45!

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WE ARE a grassroots organization concerned about the many negative effects of TxDOT’ s proposed I-45 expansion on adjoin neighborhoods between Beltway 8 and Downtown. OUR MISSION: To put pressure on elected officials and decision makers to send TxDOT back to the drawing board to fix the structural and design problems of the existing I-45 WITHOUT expanding the right of way or otherwise affecting the quality of life and business I these neighborhoods; to inform the residents that live in the adjoining neighborhoods regarding the potential negative effects on their health and quality of life if the I-45 Expansion is realized.  

ECONOMIC INJUSTICE...….TXDOT WILL remove access into and out of the Near Town Neighborhoods. These disproportionate burdens will significantly increase travel times, increase traffic on residential streets, increase noise and air pollution, decrease desirability of the area and decrease opportunity for economic development.

NEIGHBORHOOD ISOLATION.....Restricted egress from the Near Town Neighborhoods through the loss entrances I-45 and I-610 will be a further burden on low income residents in the event of an evacuation.  

DECREASED RESPONSE TIME....LOSS OF ACCESS TO THE Near Town Neighborhoods adversely impacts the ability of first responders to travel to and from the neighborhoods. For example, the Central Division of Houston Police Department (“HPD”) is located downtown. Precinct 6 and Precinct 1 Constables are headquartered in the East End and downtown. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO.....Sign this petition demanding TxDOT postpone the expansion so that Community Leaders; City Officials, Urban Planners can be part of the discussion that shapes the path.  Concrete alone does not represent progress in transportation.  The real path is pathed by mass communication.