scott2 wrote:Strange bump to this thread I know but I have lived in both Manhattan and San Francisco and seen how the demise of the West End highway and the Embarcadero freeway went largely unnoticed by the commuters ( they simply found alternate routes )but the land values / development exploded in these areas. More than compensating for whatever it costs to remove the freeways and provide alternate roadways. Houston is looking at a 20th century solution for a 21st century problem.
If there's one silver lining to this whole thing, at least
they're making the managed lanes 2-way, so Metro's commuter buses get traffic priority in both directions. But nothing anywhere close to this project should exist inside I-610.