IH 610 (West Loop) Express Lanes

RPS completed the initial steps to add four miles of elevated express lanes on one of Houston’s most congested freeways, IH 610 (West Loop), between IH 10 West and IH 69 South (US 59). The intent is to have four new lanes, two in each direction, providing the capability to bypass the heavily traveled Galleria Area. 

RPS prepared the schematic design and an Environmental Assessment for the construction of elevated express lanes. The project includes direct connectors to the IH 10 Managed Lanes. The Express Lanes will be tolled.  Our scope included public involvement, schematic design, bridge design, environmental documents and design visualization using a model. 


  • 2014

    Start Date

  • 2018

    Completion Date

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Project name

IH 610 (West Loop) Express Lanes




  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)


  • Houston, Texas, USA

Services provided

  • Civil engineering
  • Transport planning
  • Environmental impact statement
  • Acoustics, noise, and vibration
  • Air quality



RPS had to obtain environmental documentation and prepare the schematic design for 4 elevated lanes through one of the busiest areas of Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city in the nation.

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RPS completed the design and obtained the environmental documents while maintaining consistent messaging to the public about the project.

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