HOV/HOT Ramps Temporarily Closed at Northwest Transit Center

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Beginning Monday, July 1, 2019, access to and from the US-290 HOV/HOT Lane ramps will temporarily close while contractors continue renovations to the Northwest Transit Center.

Commuters can take the following detours:

Morning US-290 travelers exit Old Katy Road and follow signs to Uptown or I-10 East toward downtown.

Evening I-10 (Katy Freeway) westbound travelers have two options to access US-290 HOV/HOT Lanes:

Exit Silber/North Post Oak Road and follow signs.

Exit Washington Avenue and follow signs to Old Katy Road.


METRO riders and HOV/HOT Lane users are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel while the Northwest Transit Center is under construction. The Authority also offers real-time information on specific bus routes through text or email: Email or Text Alerts

The Northwest Transit Center is getting a major overhaul and will connect the Uptown Bus Rapid Transit project to the METRO system. The improvements include additional bus bays, pedestrian and bicycle amenities, and a new METRO RideStore, where patrons can buy fare and get assistance from a customer service team member. The new Northwest Transit Center is expected to open at the end of next year.

For the latest construction details and maps visit RideMETRO.org/NWTC.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on METRO’s network, METRORail's system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR Vanpool, METROLift, HOV/HOT lanes, Bike & Ride program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at ridemetro.org where you will also find useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.