The City of Houston is proposing to add Ellington Bypass, a major thoroughfare, between Old Galveston Road and IH-45 to the City’s Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP). The MTFP identifies right-of-way needs and proposes roadway alignments within the city limits of Houston and its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). The MTFP does not initiate the timing of right-of-way acquisition or construction activities related to the roadways. Ellington Bypass between Space Center Boulevard and Old Galveston Road was added to the MTFP in 2003.

Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the City Hall Annex Chambers, Public Level, 900 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas, 77002

Property owners abutting the proposed road alignment will receive written notification of the amendment process early next week. To submit comments to the Planning Department regarding this amendment, please send an email to mobility.planning@houstontx.gov.

Information on the proposed amendment will also be available for public review at a townhall meeting hosted by City Council Member Martin to be held on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018. Sharon Moses Burnside with the Planning and Development Department (P&D) will make a short presentation and will be available to answer questions and take comments before and after the meeting.

After considering information provided by property owners, the public, City staff and other government agencies concerned about transportation in our region, the Houston Planning Commission will vote on the proposed amendment at their regularly scheduled meeting on November 8th. If approved, the proposal will be forwarded to City Council for consideration by the end of the year.

You may contact the Planning & Development Department for more information at 832-393-6660 or mobility.planning@houstontx.gov .


Property Owner Notification – Early September 2018
Notice of the open house and public hearing will be mailed to affected property owners in early September of 2018.

Open House – October 16, 2018

The purpose of the open house is to provide information about the unscheduled MTFP amendment request to anyone from the community who may have an interest. This provides an opportunity to the public to understand the issue(s) prior to the Public Hearing meeting

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Space Center Houston
1601 East NASA Parkway, Houston, Texas, 77058

Public Hearing – October 25, 2018

A Planning Commission public hearing will be held at City Hall Annex, Council Chamber (900 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77002). This is an opportunity for concerned citizens to speak in support or in opposition to the proposed amendments.

Thursday, October 25 - 2:30 pm
City Hall Annex Chambers, Public Level
900 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002

Planning Commission Consideration – November 8, 2018

The Planning Commission will consider taking action on each application. The Planning & Development Department will forward the proposed changes to the 2017 MTFP map to City Council for adoption.

Thursday, November 8 - 2:30 pm
City Hall Annex Chambers, Public Level
900 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002

City Council Action – Date TBD


MTFP Amendment Applicant Attachments
Ellington Bypass City of Houston Workshop Presentation (.pdf)
Preliminary Report (.pdf)

Additional Resources

Contact Information


City of Houston
Planning and Development Department
Transportation Planning
611 Walker Street, Sixth Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

Mailing Address:

City of Houston
Planning and Development Department
Transportation Planning
P. O. Box 1562
Houston, Texas 77251-1562

Staff Contacts:

Transportation Planning Team
Telephone: 832.393.6660
Fax: Fax: 832.393.6664
Email: mobility.planning@houstontx.gov

Jennifer Ostlind
Telephone: 832-393-6569
Fax: 832-393-6664
Email: Jennifer.Ostlind@houstontx.gov