Houston News : Is it a beach trip without the traffic?

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Cars travel across the Pierce Elevated portion of interstate 45 in downtown Houston, on June 12, 2019.

Cars travel across the Pierce Elevated portion of interstate 45 in downtown Houston, on June 12, 2019.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Cars travel across the Pierce Elevated portion of interstate 45 in downtown Houston, on June 12, 2019.

Cars travel across the Pierce Elevated portion of interstate 45 in downtown Houston, on June 12, 2019.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Is it a beach trip without the traffic?

Evergreen Houston statement: Beach-bound drivers will spend the next five years stuck in highway construction traffic.

But honestly, have you ever been to the beach without getting stuck in traffic?

The latest expansion will widen Interstate 45 near La Marque, part of an overall $900 million series of projects to widen the freeway to eight lanes to Galveston Island, according to the Houston Chronicle. Construction could last up to six years.

Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Danny Perez says construction crews will try and minimize the impact on drivers heading to Galveston to spend a day at the (albeit feces-infested) murky waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

By now, with near-perpetual construction on the Gulf Freeway, dodging orange cones and scrutinizing bad drivers who don’t know how to properly merge is almost a precursor to any good beach day.

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Source : chron.com