The Houston streets map shows all street network and main roads of Houston. This streets map of Houston will allow you to find your routes through the streets of Houston in Texas - USA. The Houston streets map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
If you are wondering what to do in Houston, go downtown. Up and down and around Main Street as its shown in Houston streets map, the look and feel of the nation fourth-largest city have been transformed by the revitalization of Houston Downtown District. What was once a collection of commercial skyscrapers in a central business district that emptied out at the close of day is now a desirable, attractive work-and-live neighborhood anchored by Main Street. The 1.5-mile segment of 11th street from Shepherd to Michaux is currently in the design phase. Based on community support and a preliminary feasibility assessment, the 11th Street project will advance into detailed study and design, including safety treatments along the project corridor, such as a pedestrian refuge island at 11th and Nicholson.
It all started in 1788 with Nicholas Bayard III, owner of a 100-acre farm located roughly in today SoHo (one boundary of which is today Bayard Street). Bayard was having financial difficulties, so he sold off parcels of his farm and turned them into real estate in the growing young metropolis, according to a 2017 New York Times piece. “The property was converted into 35 whole or partial blocks within seven east-west and eight north-south streets, on a grid pattern,” explained the Times. Bayard decided to name one of those east-west streets after the new husband of his daughter Mary, William Houstoun (above)—a three-time delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia. Houstoun unusual last name comes from his ancient Scottish lineage, states Encyclopedia of Street Names and Their Origins by Henry Moscow. The street name as you can see in Houston streets map, Houstoun, is spelled correctly in the city Common Council minutes from 1808, wrote Moscow, as well as on an official map from 1811, the year the grid system was invented.
Main Street in Houston has a rich, interesting history and in the last several years lots of new bars have been opening up down there, in addition to some of the city more perennial spots as its mentioned in Houston streets map. The Madness on Main Street Festival is coming up on next Saturday and will feature lots of local bands playing at Continental Club and nearby venues. The Honeymoon Cafe & Bar is one of the great places in Downtown Houston to people-watch; the location at the corner of Main and Congress can provide a view of downtown office workers, party people and musical street performers coming and going, depending on what time you visit. Downtown is situated at the center of both the light rail system (for those looking to take advantage of local public transit services) and the metropolitan freeway network; the headquarters to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is located here. For those who choose to drive, metered parking is generally available on the streets of Houston.
The Houston roads map shows all road network and highways of Houston. This roads map of Houston will allow you to find your routes through the roads and motorways of Houston in Texas - USA. The Houston roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Houston freeway system includes 575.5 miles of freeways and expressways in the 10-county metro area as you can see in Houston roads map. The State of Texas plans to spend $5.06 billion on Houston area highways between 2002 and 2007. Houston freeways are heavily traveled and often under construction to meet the demands of continuing growth. Interstate 45 south has been in a continuous state of construction, in one portion or another, almost since the first segment, the Gulf Freeway—Texas first freeway—was opened in 1948. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) planners have sought ways to reduce rush hour congestion, primarily through High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes for vans and carpools. Timed freeway entrances, which regulate the addition of cars to the freeway, are also common. Houston has an extensive network of freeway cameras linked to a transit control center to monitor and study traffic.
Houston is the crossroads for interstate highways 10 and 45. Other major highways serving Houston are Interstate 610, U.S. 59, U.S. 90, U.S. 290, Texas 99, Texas 146, Texas 225, Texas 249, Texas 288, Hardy Toll Road, Westpark Tollway, and Beltway 8 as its shown in Houston roads map. Houston TranStar is a lifesaver for anyone wanting to avoid congested roadways when driving throughout the city. TranStar uses state-of-the-art technologies to reduce congestion on major roadways. Monitoring traffic incidents with more than 730 regional closed-circuit cameras, TranStar dispatches vehicles to remove debris or hazardous materials, communicates with emergency vehicles about accident scenes, and sends tow trucks to stalled vehicles. Dynamic message signs and a robust website inform the public about expected travel times and traffic-related issues.
Houston has a hub-and-spoke freeway structure with multiple loops. The innermost is Interstate 610, forming approximately a 10 mile diameter loop around downtown as its mentioned in Houston roads map. The roughly square "Loop-610" is quartered into "North Loop," "South Loop," "West Loop," and "East Loop." The roads of Beltway 8 and their freeway core, the Sam Houston Tollway, are the next loop, at a diameter of roughly 25 miles. A proposed highway project, State Highway 99 (The Grand Parkway), would form a third loop outside of Houston, though some sections of this project have been controversial. As of 2007, the completed portion of State Highway 99 runs from just north of Interstate 10, west of Houston, to U.S. Highway 59 in Sugar Land, southwest of Houston, and was completed in 1994. The next portion to be constructed is from the current terminus at U.S. Highway 59 to State Highway 288 in Brazoria County. Houston also lies along the route of the proposed Interstate 69 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) superhighway that will link Canada, the U.S. industrial mid-west, Texas, and Mexico.