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Page last updated or reviewed: February 1, 2018 (update caption)
2018 status: Changes have been minimal since these photos were taken and nearly all these photos are still up-to-date. The only section of freeway which has been modified is just south of downtown between South Cesar Chavez and Lamar.
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(Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution Looking northbound at Mars Road (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution Looking northbound along the northbound frontage road at Pleasant Run. The frontage roads were not rebuilt during the reconstruction in the late 1990s-early 2000s (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution Looking northbound at Fulghum road (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
Along the west side of the freeway at Fulgum road is the Union Pacific Intermodal Terminal. It is more than a mile long. (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
The intermodal terminal handles transfers of containers from trains to trucks. This view looks from an overpass over I-45, with the southbound frontage road in the lower part of the photo. (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution Another view of the intermodal terminal (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
Looking northbound at Wintergreen (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
I-45 passes through Hutchins just south of I-20. This is at Dowdy Ferry Road. (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution The interchange at I-20. This interchange was opened on October 5, 1973. (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution Another view of the interchange at I-20 (Photo date: 15-Apr-2007)
High resolution Looking north at Loop 12. (Photo date: 8-Apr-2007)
Southbound traffic is Houston-bound. This view shows signage looking west along Loop 12. (Photo date: 8-Apr-2007)
High resolution Looking northbound from a pedestrian overpass north of Lamar Street. This area was a lightning rod for controversy and community opposition during the planning of the freeway in the early 1970s. The area is low-income and predominantly black. (Photo date: 20-Oct-2007)
2018 Photo status: Partially Obsolete The interior shoulders were converted to traffic lanes as part of the realignment of US 175 to be on this section of freeway, and the associated removal of the S.M. Wright Freeway.
Graffiti on the pedestrian overpass. This area qualifies as a "hood". (Photo date: 8-April-2007)
Abandoned home along the freeway. (Photo date: 8-April-2007)