I-45 has reopened after repairs to a pothole have been completed

TxDOT is now in Phase 2 of its I-45 PEL study, which is slated to wrap up in summer 2020.

TxDOT is now in Phase 2 of its I-45 PEL study, which is slated to wrap up in summer 2020.

Updated at 9:12 a.m.

TxDOT officials tweeted last night that all main lanes of I-45 near the Hardy Toll Road have reopened. A full-depth repair replacing rebar and concrete where a pothole formed on the highway took place for several hours yesterday afternoon.

Updated at 12:46 p.m.

TxDOT officials said repairs to the pothole on I-45 near the Hardy Toll Road are underway. This repair requires replacement of rebar and concrete where the road is damaged, said Danny Perez, TxDOT public information officer.

The goal is to have the road back open in time for the afternoon rush hour to begin.

Posted at 9:54 a.m.

A pothole on I-45 northbound where the Hardy Toll Road connects to the freeway has traffic backed up for miles from south Montgomery County to the Beltway 8.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, crews are assessing the the damage, and a full-depth repair will take place for several hours today.


It is best for travelers to avoid I-45 today. Alternate routes include the Hardy Toll Road, Hwy. 249 and the Grand Parkway. However, account for more cars on those roadways due to displacement from I-45.
By Beth Marshall
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth Marshall graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in business. Originally hired as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in 2016, she became editor of the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition in October 2017.