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2023 Unified Transportation Program

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2023 Unified Transportation Program
 
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Texas Transportation Commission
 
Austin, TX - Tues, Aug. 30, 2022
 
Texas Transportation Commission members approved the 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), a 10 year statewide plan (2023-2032) for transportation project development.
 
Included in the UTP is the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) which the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce strongly supports.
 
Bruce Hillegeist, GTACC President, along with other area Chamber colleagues attended the August 30 Texas Transportation Commission meeting and spoke in favor of the approval of the UTP.
 
The Tomball Chamber followed the lead of the Greater Houston Partnership and agreed that major improvements to I-45 from Downtown Houston north to FM 1960 is desperately needed for various reasons including the fact that much of I-45 in the NHHIP is old, first opened from Downtown Houston to Spring in 1963.
 
And, an improved I-45 would address traffic safety concerns, mobility efficiency, flood mitigation and disaster evacuation needs.
 
Also, the Port of Houston is the #1 Port in the US (ranks 1st in total tonnage) and I-45 is a vital corridor for the transport of products and goods to and from the Port.
 
Texas and Houston are seeing substantial population growth, as are the surrounding areas, north and northwest of Houston in particular.
 
The Tomball Chamber’s vision and outreach is regional—Tomball area residents use I-45 for work and leisure destinations oftentimes.
 
Estimated total project cost is $9.7 billion.
 
Pictured:
Marlisa Briggs, Executive Director, North Houston Association; Taylor Landin, Bobby Lieb, Houston Northwest Chamber; Bruce Hillegeist, President, Greater Tomball Area Chamber; John Dean, Vice President at CP&Y, Inc.
Kaitlyn Murphy, VP, Public Policy & Advocacy, GHP
Christian Bionat, Sr. Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, GHP
Taylor Landin, Chief Public Policy Officer, GHP
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