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Southern Terminus: Texas Highway 87 in Galveston.

Northern Terminus: I-30/I-345/US-75 interchange in Downtown Dallas.

Length in TX: 284.913 Miles (458.52km).

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Pictures on this page are arranged in order from south to north.  I-45 North photos are left-aligned in the last column, while I-45 South photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the last column.



Location

Description

Photo

North-
Bound

South-
Bound

Tarrant County

Fort Worth

View looking southerly along the Gulf Freeway (I-45) at the flyover ramp to NASA 1 By-pass.  NASA 1 By-pass was completed in 2008 and the interchange has been designed with an eight lane cross-section envisioned for the I-45 corridor.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking northerly along I-45 approaching the Sam Houston Tollway interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Southbound view at the Sam Houston Tollway interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking southerly underneath the flyover between the HOV lane and Fuqua Park and Ride towards the high level Sam Houston Tollway interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Southbound signage at the exit to Beltway 8, the frontage road for the Sam Houston Tollway.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Northerly view at the southern I-610 interchange south of Downtown.  Hazardous cargo is prohibited along I-45 through Downtown Houston and is directed to exit the freeway at this interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

The slip ramp to the frontage road at Exit 43A is quickly succeeded by a slip ramp from the frontage road back onto the freeway.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking northerly approaching Downtown Houston at Exit 44A.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Northerly view at the Scott Street on-ramp.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking southbound at the ramp to Scott Street.  Interstate 45 has the geometry of a rollercoaster south of Downtown Houston.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Northbound view approaching the US-59 interchange southwest of Downtown Houston.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking southerly at the interchange between US-59 and TX-288.  The exit to the right leads to both US-59 and TX-288 South, while the exit to the right carries traffic towards the northern leg of US-59. 

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Southbound view approaching the US-59 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/1/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Interstate 45 runs descends from an elevated freeway to run underneath of Dallas Street.  The frontage roads appear to have been added alongside the freeway several years after the freeway was initially constructed.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

The old design standards of I-45 through Central Houston are evidenced by the left hand exits and entrances along the freeway.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking northerly approaching the I-10 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

This view looks northerly as the slip ramp to Interstate 10 West leaves I-45 North.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Interstate 45 runs parallel to Interstate 10 for just under a mile north of Downtown Houston.  Click here for Interstate 10 images.

Harris County

Houston

Two views looking southerly along I-45 where it runs parallel to I-10.  I-10 and I-45 run parallel to one another for just under a mile to the north of Downtown Houston.

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Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Southbound view at the Quitman Road interchange.  Quitman Road is located just north of the I-10 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking southerly south of the Gardner Street underpass.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

View looking northerly along I-45 approaching the compact stack interchange with I-610.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Northerly view along I-45 from the top of the I-610 interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

This view looks northerly just south of the West Road interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/2/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Northerly view approaching the Sam Houston Tollway interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/5/2012

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Harris County

Houston

Northerly view through the Sam Houston Tollway interchange.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/2/2012

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Harris County

Spring

Driving northerly through the Spring Crossing interchange.  The Third level structure is the ramp from I-45 South to Hardy Toll Road.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/2/2012

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Leon County

Northerly view along I-45 between Houston and Texas as the interstate crosses Boggy Creek.

Photographer: Scott Steeves

Date: 11/2/2012

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Interstate 45 ends just north of Interstate 30 at Downtown Dallas, continuing north of US-75.  Click here for US-75 images.

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