Community Impact Newspapers 11/26/13 By Nick Cenegy

An extension of the I-10 managed lanes to Sealy is in preliminary design stages, although there are several key steps necessary before construction could begin and there is no immediate timeline for the project, Texas Department of Transportation officials said. The effort comes two months after a price increase from five dollars to seven dollars on the existing managed lanes successfully thinned traffic on the tollway and increased participation in vanpool, as well as the Katy area METRO Park and Ride centers.

“The proposed lanes would be similar to the existing ones,” TxDOT spokesman Danny Perez said. “However, more public involvement is needed before design and construction is to begin. At this time, the managed lanes are in the planning stages.”