Major Thoroughfares
Many of the main arteries in the Houston region are known by several names. To avoid confusion for newcomers, this list includes the “official” name followed by common monikers.

Beltway 8        
Sam Houston Tollway

Interstate 10    
West: Katy Freeway and West Freeway. East: East Freeway

Interstate 45    
North: North Freeway. South: Gulf Freeway. Through downtown: Pierce Elevated

Interstate 610   
The Loop, often preceded by North, South, East or West

US 59              
North: Eastex Freeway. South: Southwest Freeway. Also called Senator Lloyd Bentsen Highway, Future Interstate Corridor, NAFTA Superhighway, I-69

US 75  
Refer to Interstate 45

US 90  
East: Beaumont Highway (West: Refer to Interstate 10)

US 290
Northwest Freeway, Hempstead Highway

Texas 6
Highway 6, Addicks Howell Road, Alvin Sugarland Road, Addicks Satsuma Road, Hempstead Road

Texas 3
Galveston Road

Texas 225        
La Porte Freeway

Texas 249        
Tomball Parkway
Texas 288        
South Freeway, Nolan Ryan Expressway

Freeway Construction Information
Texas Department of Transportation

Toll Roads and E-Z Tags
If you frequently travel the Sam Houston Parkway or the Hardy Toll Road, consider an E-Z Tag, a prepaid transponder that allow you to move through toll booths. Discounted charges are deducted from your credit card. For an E-Z Tag application, contact:

Harris County Toll Road Authority
Houston 281-875-3279

Airport Ground Transportation
The website for the Houston Airport System provides a variety of ground transportation options including taxis, limousines, scheduled buses/shuttles, courtesy vans, and public transportation.

Houston TranStar
Real-time traffic and information for your travel needs.

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