I-45’s new, longer flyover is creepingÂ steadily west toward 59 north following about 7 months of work to get there. The farther-away photo above looks south from the corner of Hutchins and Jefferson streets to show where the partly built roadway currently drops off, about 2 blocks east of its planned merge with 59.
The existing ramp toward 59 north — which diverges from the Gulf Fwy. just east of Emancipation — shut down last December 1. Its soon-to-be-built successor branches off from 45 a few blocks further east, giving drivers more time to swerve onto it than they had previously:
Zooming past the Emancipation exit:
The new ramp is a hint of the many more changes planned for East Downtown, including the complete rerouting of 45 — depicted below in a TxDOT rendering — such that it runs through the neighborhood: