Bike Detour Houston Avenue

Bike Trail Detour and Houston Avenue Lane Closure During I-45 Construction - May, 2016 through Summer 2017

Update: 11/2017
TxDOT construction of the I-45 northbound bridge at White Oak is complete.   The provided detour is intended to be temporary and an alternative route for trail users should the trail be closed as a result of said construction.  Given TxDOT project completion, the associated bike detour is to be removed from Houston Avenue effective immediately.  

Update: 8/2016
Houston Avenue, from Spring Street to White Oak Drive, will be temporarily reconfigured to accommodate a pedestrian and bicycle detour for all Heights and White Oak Bayou Bike Trail traffic during TxDOT construction. The I-45 northbound bridge at White Oak Bayou is to be reconstructed, as well as a new connector bridge, bridge deck and other miscellaneous work on I-45 from Memorial Drive to I-10.  For more information, please visit TxDOT Houston Avenue Detour Announcement

The detour consist of a two-way, separated bicycle facility along Houston Avenue’s west-most southbound traffic lane, and is anticipated to be implemented as soon as Saturday, October 22, 2016.  The intent of this TxDOT detour is to provide a trail-like connection between the Heights and White Oak Bike trail which will be closed and reopened intermittently during TxDOT construction.


rendering image Houston Avenue

Rendering of temporary bike lane Houston Avenue

For questions regarding the detour, please contact the Houston Bikeways Program at


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