All freeways in
Do not depend on the posted speed limit on
Some freeways in
Be aware of the erratic driving of street racers at night, usually on 610 or outside the loop to the west of the city.
I-10 Katy Freeway (E-W)
Don’t drive on I-10. The I-10 and 610 Loop interchange is ranked as one of the worst in the nation and costs commuters 25 million hours of delays a year. If you can avoid the construction between Beltway 8 and 610 Loop on the west side of town then it is not so bad, but it is 12 lanes filled with big rigs on their way between
59 (SW-NE) Sugarland and
59 South is one of the largest freeways in the country. Traffic is heavy outbound most afternoons and inbound on weekdays in the morning. From the Montrose neighborhood you can cross bridges over sixteen lanes of traffic at Montrose, Mandell, Dunlavy and Woodhead.
59 North is a good option to get from the Galleria to Montrose via the Shepherd exit or Downtown via the 527 Spur. The Montrose entrances to the freeway southbound are at Shepherd at
45 (N-SE) The Woodlands and
45 is a useful way to reach downtown, and exits at
The George (not W)
Houston Traffic SUCKS!
This freeway passes the
Beltway 8 (
The Beltway connects most of the suburbs of
288 (S) Begins at 59-45 junction in downtown
288 can be a welcome alternative to 59 when the freeway is backed up outbound. Use 610 West to arrive at the Galleria.
290 (NW) Begins at 610 Loop northwest corner, west to
Art Car Parade on Allen Parkway
Other major thoroughfares
Memorial Drive- a bit straighter than
Montrose Boulevard- Montrose splits from Main Street at the Mecom Fountain next to Hermann Park and proceeds north through the Museum District and the Montrose neighborhood. At