Southwest Freeway HOV Ramp At Westpark Drive Now Open

August 29, 2005

A reconstructed ramp connecting the Southwest Freeway High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane to Westpark Drive at Loop 610 is now open.

The ramp allows motorists traveling the Southwest HOV lane another option for accessing the Uptown/Galleria area via Westpark Drive, as well as access to the Southwest HOV lane for motorists traveling to Downtown (morning trips) and to southwest Houston (afternoon/evening trips). See maps on Page 2 for traffic flow patterns and directions.

A cooperative project between METRO and the Texas Department of Transportation, the Westpark ramp is open to vehicles with at least two occupants during regular HOV hours: 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. inbound and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. outbound Monday through Friday.

(Please note: The rebuilt ramp connects to Westpark Drive, not Westpark Tollway.)