The state’s ongoing widening of Interstate 45 in League City has some drivers concerned about dangerous conditions and more wrecks during commuting hours because of temporary exits and unclear signage.

“I feel like the construction here is very dangerous,” said League City resident Athena Rice. “There are some abrupt changes with very little warning, and workers are often very close to traffic.”

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Randy Chapman

One big problem is the speed drivers go through this area. They don't understand that you have less time to make decisions at higher speeds. Then there is the issue of the idiotic habitual lane changers that think they will get to their destination sooner, while they endager everyone around them with their constant inconsiderate maneuvering.

Ray Taft

Things might go quicker with TxDOT’s work if instead of three guys watching one guy work, they all pitched in! Lol.

Probably in another ten years TxDOT will decide to route I45 back under the cross roads like it was! Lol.

TxDOT is full of bluster. TxDOT is so big, so bureaucratic that it is caught up in red tape, rules and regulations that prevents it from using common sense to solve problems. That’s why every job they do ends up becoming a menace for drivers.

Michelle Aycoth

TxDOT the gift that keeps giving.
The concrete divided barriers just north of 518 on I-45 caused during Harvey the creek to rise 2 - 3 feet higher Upstream of I-45 along Clear Creek than it would have been otherwise. That caused hundreds of homes to flood that otherwise would have not.
Now because of lack of thought and planning a safe route during construction hundreds of accidents and even deaths have occurred.
It is a down right disgrace!
Andrew Aycoth

Randy Chapman

Certain things are required during road construction. Yes, it probably contributed, but the bottom line is we had 50 inches of rain and most of us did nothing to prepare. The new bridges will be higher when finished.

Rusty Schroeder

The whole stretch of road between 517 and Nasa Rd 1 is a nightmare. We have talked before about the elevation change on the Harris County side of the county lines. The mess they have there now is incredible and the exit is atrocious. Better pray for no storms that dump half as much rain as Harvey did. There will be some flooding then,,,on the Galveston County side.

Leigh Cowart

340 crashes!!! That's crazy! Only when someone, who's directly related to the control tower that oversees this stretch of construction, gets in a serious accident ...will things change. League City and Dickinson police are a damn disgrace allowing speeding through there. I see Texas City on the South side giving tickets....yay for them!
Slow the hell down people!!!

Kay Fritz

I get off of freeway at Dickinson and stay on feeder to 96. It is just crazy and scary.

PS Robbins

"“It is always our mission to work with our stakeholders to minimize impacts on the traveling public and entire community,” Perez said"......you failed in this mission

Blanca Bell

340 crashes since January. This must be the most dangerous stretch of highway in the nation.

George Croix

Some of the problem could be alleviated if people driving would drive, and do their phone communicating later.
But, that's hopeless....
Looong ago when I worked for the THD there were regularly road repair area site checks to be sure that temporary signage was in place which, while not as good as regular, at LEAST gave some warning or notice.
Evidently that has become passe' these days.....
It was also back then a big no-no to leave 'lane closed ahead' or whatever kind of temporary warning signs up when that was NOT the case at the time.....
That, too, is the stuff of yesteryear.....

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