→ The public comment deadline for the FEIS is December 9th.

Community Voices Along the I-45N Corridor

Hear directly from the people in the communities which have already been historically devastated by highway development.

Compelling storytelling plays an important role in advocacy, giving life to data to help decision-makers prioritize tangible policy changes. Through the "I-45 Expansion Impacts Storytelling Project," LINK Houston, Stop TxDOT I-45, and other partners seek to lift community voices and highlight the rich cultural heritage at risk for displacement in neighborhoods along the proposed North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). The personal stories of people living alongside the highway expansion project corridor give us a glimpse of the real human and emotional connections and the potential impacts of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) $7 billion infrastructure project.

The I-45 expansion will displace 1079 homes, 2 schools, 5 places of worship, and 344 businesses. Hear from 13 of the tens of thousands of people who will be impacted.

Sean Jefferson

Homeowner & Community Member

Elda Reyes

Homeowner & Community Member

Kendra London

Community Organizer

Stop TxDOT I-45

Community Event at White Oak Bayou on 11/17

Peggy Robinson

Montie Beach Community Leader

Debbie Tesar

Near Northside Resident

Ruby Glass

Acres Home Community Leader

Dr. Zoabe Hafeez

Houston Pediatrician

Hasud Patel

Sleep Inn and Suites Owner

Dennis Brando

Community Member

Jeff Trevino

Near Northside Resident

Yolanda Nájera

Community Member

Robie Chapa

Community Member

This project is made possible by Rice University Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) – Giving to Learn Grant. The funding does not reflect Rice University’s or the CCL’s position on the North Houston Highway Improvement Project.
The I-45 Expansion Impacts community storytelling project is led by LINK Houston with support from Stop TxDOT I-45.

LINK Houston
Stop TXDoT I-45