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Interstate 610 Texas

Interstate 610 is the beltway around Houston, Texas. It stays within five miles of downtown Houston throughout its 38 miles. Mile marker 0 is located at the Texas 288 stack interchange near the Astrodome and Reliant Stadium.

Highway Information

Miles 37.97
Counties Traveled
Through
Harris
Cities Houston
Major Junctions Interstate 10
(Exit 11 & Exit 26A)

Hardy Toll Road
(Exit 19B)

Interstate 45
(Exits 17B-C &
Exits 32A-B)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
38 (100%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
Texas 288
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
Texas 288

Pictures

Inner Loop
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 1B - Fannin St. - 1 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Mile marker 0 on Interstate 610 West inside the Texas 288 interchange. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Clearview takes over as the sign font of choice for the next several miles. Fannin St. is now 1/2 mile away. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Fannin St. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 1B - Fannin St. The Astrodome and Reliant Stadium are visible to the right. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 1C - Kirby Dr. - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 1C - Kirby Dr. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 2 - Alternate U.S. 90 - 1/2 mile. The overpass is a pedestrian walkway between the Astrodome/Reliant Stadium area and parking lots on the south side of the interstate. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
A view of Reliant Stadium from Interstate 610, home of the Houston Texans. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 2 - Alternate U.S. 90 - Buffalo Speedway/S. Main St. Yes, Buffalo Speedway is really the name of a street in this case. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 3 - Stella Link Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 3 - Stella Link Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 4A - Braeswood Blvd. - 1 mile, and Exit 4B - S. Post Oak Rd. - 1 1/4 miles. Interstate 610 curves to the north at the Post Oak Rd. interchange. Braeswood Blvd. continues the east-west track of the interstate, while Post Oak Rd. continues the north-south route. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West 1/4 mile from the ramp to Braeswood Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 4A - Braeswood Blvd. N. Braeswood Blvd. and S. Braeswood Blvd. are two separate two-way streets running just north and south of the Brays Bayou. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 4B - S. Post Oak Rd. Eventually, the Fort Bend Toll Road will connect to Interstate 610 at this point. The toll road connects Fort Bend County to Houston. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching Exit 5B - Evergreen St. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at Exit 5B - Evergreen St. This is the first of two exits to serve the Houston suburb of Bellaire. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching Exit 6 - Bellaire Blvd./Bissonnet St./Fournace Place - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching Exit 6 - 1/4 mile, and Exit 8A - U.S. 59 - 2 miles. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at Exit 6 - Bellaire Blvd./Bissonnet St./Fournace Place. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching Exit 7 - Westpark Dr. - 1/2 mile. We are now entering the Galleria area of Houston, filled with tall office buildings and hotels. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching Exit 7 - 1/4 mile, and Exit 8A - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at Exit 7 - Westpark Dr. Exit 8A for U.S. 59 begins to depart here as well. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Gore point signage at U.S. 59. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at Exit 8C - FM 1093 - Westheimer Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at San Felipe Rd./Post Oak Blvd. This exit was also signed at Exit 8C at the time we were here. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Gore point signage at the second Exit 8C on Interstate 610 North. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
View of Interstate 610 North near mile marker 9. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at Exit 10 - Woodway Dr./Memorial Dr. Interstate 610 spends the next mile in Memorial Park, a nice but brief diversion from the skyscrapers of the Galleria. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching unmarked Exit 11 - Interstate 10 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at unmarked Exit 11 - Interstate 10 - San Antonio/Houston. This interchange is being reconstructed in conjunction with the massive Interstate 10 widening project. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North just past the Interstate 10 interchange. This is the first warning that the three left lanes are exit only to the westbound beginning of U.S. 290. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North approaching Exit 12 - W. 18th St./Hempstead Rd., and Exit 13B - U.S. 290 West. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 North at Exit 12 - W. 18th St./Hempstead Rd., and Exit 13B - U.S. 290 West - Austin. Interstate 610 curves to the east following these exits. U.S. 290 is the Northwest Freeway through Houston, and eventually heads through Austin before ending at Interstate 10 near Harper. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East approaching Exit 13C for T.C. Jester Blvd. Jester Blvd. is much like Braeswood Blvd. in southwest Houston, with a bayou separating the two separate roadways. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East sees Exit 13C for both West and East T.C. Jester Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
The next interchange is Ella Blvd., one-half mile away. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East approaching Exit 14 - Ella Blvd. - 1/4 mile. The Clearview signs end for now, but will return once again between Interstate 45 and the Hardy Toll Road. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 14 - Ella Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East approaching Exit 15 - Spur 261 - 1/2 mile, and Exit 16A - Yale St. - 1 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Blurry shot of a mileage sign 1/4 mile west of Spur 261. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 15 - Spur 261 - N. Durham Dr./N. Shepherd Dr. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
As Interstate 610 East prepares to cross Spur 261, the freeway continues its way towards Interstate 45, now 1 3/4 miles way. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 16A - Yale St. The first advance signs for Interstate 45 appear here, 1 1/2 miles from the left exit to Interstate 45 North. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 16B - N. Main St. This is the same Main St. that Interstate 610 intersects at Exit 2. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 17A - Airline Dr. Interstate 610 East prepares to narrow to just two through lanes at the Interstate 45 juncture. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
This sign, located 1/4 mile from Interstate 45, shows where each lane goes. The far left and far right lanes are exit only to Interstate 45 North and South, respectively, while the two middle lanes continue on Interstate 610 East. The sign is missing an Interstate 610 shield underneath "East." (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 17B - Interstate 45 North - Dallas. Trucks are advised to go 35 mph on this ramp due to a sharp curve. Those bound for Interstate 45 South will depart Interstate 610 within 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 17C - Interstate 45 South - Downtown. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Clearview makes a return as the sign font of choice as Interstate 610 East nears Exit 18 for Irvington Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 18 - Irvington Blvd. Exit 19A for Hardy St. and Jensen Dr. is 1/4 mile ahead. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 19A - Hardy St./Jensen Dr. The Hardy Toll Road begins just ahead. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 19A - Hardy Toll Road North. The 21-mile-long toll road connects Interstate 610, the Sam Houston Parkway, and Interstate 45. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East approaching Exit 20 - U.S. 59 - 1/2 mile. This is the view from the ramp between the Hardy Toll Road and Interstate 610 East. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
The three right lanes become exit only to U.S. 59 as the three left lanes continue straight ahead on the Houston beltway. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 20 - U.S. 59 - Cleveland/Downtown. Cleveland is a 40 mile drive from this interchange. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 610 East just past U.S. 59. Lockwood Dr. and Hirsch Rd., signed as Exit 21, are 1/2 mile away. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East approaching Exit 21 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 21 - Lockwood Dr./Hirsch Rd. A half-mile backtrack is necessary to get to Hirsch Rd., as that road is closer to U.S. 59. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 610 East, 1/4 mile west of Homestead Rd. (Exit 22) and 1 1/4 miles west of Kirkpatrick Blvd. (Exit 23A) This section of the beltway is not its busiest. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 22 - Homestead Rd. Homestead Rd. leads to the Scenic Woods area of Houston. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East approaching Exit 23A - Kirkpatrick Blvd. - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Four lanes of Interstate 610 trek on as they near Kirkpatrick Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 23A - Kirkpatrick Blvd. Exit 23B for N. Wayside Dr. is in 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 23B - N. Wayside Dr./Liberty Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
The final eastbound exit on Interstate 610 before turning back to the south is at Alternate U.S. 90. The exit also serves Wallisville Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 East at Exit 24 - Alternate U.S. 90 - McCarty Dr./Wallisville Rd. Clearview font makes yet another return, but this one only lasts for about a mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South at Exit 25 - Gellhorn Dr., a short connector between Interstate 610 and Market St., which runs just south of Interstate 10. Speaking of which, the Interstate 10 interchange is one mile away. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
As with most other interstate-to-interstate junctions in Houston, this sign points out which lanes go to which highway. Due to construction on Interstate 610, there are just two through lanes instead of the usual three. At the time of this picture, the next few miles after Interstate 10 were in a temporary express-local setup. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South at Exit 26A - Interstate 10 - Beaumont/Downtown. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
A view of the stack interchange between Interstate 610 and Interstate 10. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South approaching Exit 27 - Turning Basin Dr. - 1/2 mile. The interstate is now between the Pleasantville area and Jacinto City. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Two lanes of Interstate 610 South squeeze into the northbound lanes as we approach Turning Basin Dr. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South at Exit 27 - Turning Basin Dr. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South near Exit 28 for Clinton Dr. This is the final sign we photographed before the Ship Channel Bridge near the Port of Houston. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South on top of the Ship Channel Bridge. Exit 30A for Manchester St. awaits once we cross the bridge. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 South at Exit 30A - Manchester St. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Unfortunately, we were unable to get a picture of Exit 30B for TX 225 East, but we did get one for Exit 30C for TX 225 West. TX 225 ends just west of this interchange. Interstate 610 heads to the west following this interchange. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 31 - Broadway Blvd. - 1/4 mile, Exit 32A - Interstate 45 South - 3/4 mile, and Exit 32B - Interstate 45 North/TX 35 South - 1 mile. Another temporary express-local setup begins just ahead. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 31 - Broadway Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 32A - Interstate 45 South - Galveston. The city by the Gulf of Mexico is 40 miles to the southeast. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 32B - Interstate 45 North - Downtown, and TX 35 South - Alvin. Alvin, famous for being the hometown of famous pitcher Nolan Ryan, lies 19 miles to the south. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 33 - Woodridge Dr./Telephone Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 610 West, 1/4 mile east of S. Wayside Dr. And, yes, it is the same Wayside Dr. we saw back at Exit 23B. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 34 - S. Wayside Dr./Long Dr. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 610 West, 3/4 mile east of Crestmont St. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 35 - Crestmont St./M.L. King Blvd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West, three-quarters of a mile away from the next exit for Calais Rd. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 36A - Calais Rd./Holmes Rd. The first notice of the upcoming TX 288 interchange is posted here, 1 3/4 miles to the east. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West approaching Exit 37 - Scott St. - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 37 - Scott St. TX 288 is now 3/4 mile away. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Interstate 610 West at Exit 38A - TX 288 - Downtown/Lake Jackson/Freeport. Lake Jackson is a 46 mile drive from here, and Freeport is 56 miles from this interchange. (Photo taken 3/16/05)
Downtown Houston is just five miles away via TX 288 North in conjunction with U.S. 59 North. TX 288 ends at U.S. 59 just south of Interstate 45 and downtown. (Photo taken 3/16/05)

Highway Links

Interstate 610 @ Interstate-Guide.com (Andy Field/Alex Nitzman)

Houston's Interstate 610 (Chris Patriarca)

Interstate 610 West Loop (Erik Slotboom)

Interstate 610 (Erik Slotboom)

Page created: June 04, 2005
Last updated: June 04, 2005