Getting Around Town
Be aware of the posted speeds, for more information visit the Texas DPS Web site.
Freeway names can be confusing, especially when sections of the same freeway have different names. Listed below are the major ones:
Is also known as.......
I-45 North (from downtown)
I-45 South (from downtown)
S.W. Freeway (Lloyd Bentsen Freeway)
South Freeway (Nolan Ryan Freeway)
Sam Houston Toll Road
Hardy Toll Road
As you travel throughout Houston, some of the streets close to the Medical Center area change names.
Bellaire (at Buffalo Speedway)
N. MacGregor Drive (at Holcombe)
Stella Link Rd
Weslayan (at Bellaire)
Studemont (at Allen Parkway)
Studewood (north of I-10)
Voss (at Westheimer)
Bingle (at I-10)
Also, N. Braeswood runs into Beechnut at Loop 610 and OST is Old Spanish Trail.
There are two toll roads that will help you avoid Houston's rush hour traffic:
- The Hardy Toll Road connects the Woodlands with Loop 610 (great for travel to and from Intercontinental Airport)
- The Sam Houston Toll Road encircles the city.
For information visit EZ-Tags or call the Harris County Tollroad Authority at 281-875-1400.