Hardy Toll Road Downtown Connector

Benefits to Residents

View Project MapThe 3.6-mile Downtown Connector will extend the Hardy Toll Road from its current southern end at the IH 610 North Loop into downtown Houston. When complete, the project will give commuters a direct 25-mile link between downtown Houston and destinations to the north including Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands and points in between. The Downtown Connector will allow drivers to bypass congestion at the IH 610 North Loop, IH 45 and US 59.

The Hardy Downtown Connector project, like all Harris County Toll Road Authority capital improvement projects, is financed entirely by revenue generated through tolls, and not tax dollars. The Hardy Toll Road Downtown Connector will benefit both commuters and the community along the planned corridor.

For neighbors living nearby, the Hardy Toll Road Downtown Connector will mean:

  • Increased safety and convenience for drivers and pedestrians, with the removal of the railroad crossings at Collingsworth, Lorraine and Quitman streets
  • A reduction in train signal noise
  • A reduction in traffic cutting through the neighborhood streets
  • New landscaping and green spaces