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TxDOT is in the middle of a large, multi-phase project on the northbound side of I-45. As the city works to move this project along, various roads near the University of Houston will be impacted in some way. To learn more about specific closures and construction, click the tabs below or visit Houston TranStar

A full timeline of the three-phase project is available below and in this news release.

Please be aware that all dates, times and scope of work is subject to change. Information about closures can be found at

I-45 Direct Connector Project Timeline

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Phase 1 - March 2017

Updated Friday, March 3, 2017

As a result of PHASE 1 of TxDOT's I-45 Northbound Direct Connector Project, the fully elevated portion of Spur 5 northbound between the University and the downtown destinations exits will be close beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017. This area is expected to remain closed for seven to nine months.

The Parking and Transportation Services team knows this closure will impact a number of UH students, faculty, staff and visitors, so we have outlined a few alternate routes and ways to get to some popular destinations in the area. Click the links below to view detour maps.


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Phase 1 - November 2017

Updated Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

-Update 11/2/17: TxDOT will be closing two outside lanes on I-45 from Cullen to the I-69 interchange from 9 p.m. on Friday, November 3 to 5 a.m. on Saturday, November 4. This closure will allow them to make preparations for the upcoming construction projects, which are listed below. Updates can be found on the TranStar website.
Phase 1 of TxDOT's I-45 Northbound Direct Connector Project is continuing and impacts will occur near the UH campus on I-45 and surrounding roads. See more details below and in this TxDOT news release

Lanes northbound on I-45

lane closures

Scott St. northbound entrance ramp

also closed

Frontage road between Elgin and Cullen