Post Oak Boulevard and Memorial Park
Friday, June 28, 2013, Uptown Houston received approval of a federal grant for $61.8 million to fund the reconstruction of Post Oak Boulevard.
This joint project of the City of Houston and Uptown will develop a system designed to connect workers to Uptown via Houston's highly successful HOV network. Additionally, it will construct dedicated bus lanes in the expanded median of Post Oak Boulevard.
Post Oak Boulevard Dedicated Bus Lanes:
Have you heard the news? City Council recently announced the Uptown Houston Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) will be extended and expanded to include Memorial Park!
This exciting announcement means great things for the Park. In collaboration with the City of Houston and the Memorial Park Conservancy, Houstonians can expect the restoration, preservation and improvement of Memorial Park from the TIRZ for generations to come.
The approved Amended Plan for the TIRZ includes provisions for many park improvements. This is especially critical as post-hurricane damage, severe drought related canopy die-out and significant areas of non-native invasive species have compromised the beauty and long-term environmental sustainability of Memorial Park.
Proposed park improvements could include pedestrian facilities that would enhance access to and from Uptown into Memorial Park. The proposed pedestrian access facilities would provide a non-vehicular pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists from neighborhoods west of Memorial Park - ultimately connecting Uptown and Downtown along Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Drive and Memorial Park.
Learn more about the Master Plan by going to www.memorialparktomorrow.org.
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Texas A&M Forest Service
A state-of-the-art traffic signal control system is being implemented on Post Oak Boulevard with the installation of new traffic signals. Completed late 2010, the first of six signals is located on Post Oak Boulevard at BLVD Place and Post Oak Plaza shopping centers.
All six signals, once installed will ultimately be connected with fiber optic cable to control the signals and collect data which ensures efficient traffic flow. Data will then be gathered and analyzed to help fine tune signal operations and respond to changes and demand.