The McCue Street reconstruction, located just west of Post Oak Boulevard, included improved storm and sanitary drainage; new pavement and wider streets; and streetscape enhancements, including brickpaver sidewalks and Bald Cypress trees.
Uptown Houston enhanced the area's garden district environment with the creation of Hidalgo Park, located on Post Oak Boulevard. In addition, the West Loop corridor was lined with more than 5,000 trees, 6,500 shrubs and 15,000 ground cover plants. The greening project was made possible by a $3.5 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
To make traveling in Uptown more convenient, internally illuminated street signs were installed in late 2007, making the signs much easier to read at night.
To further ease congestion in the Uptown area, Garrettson Lane, located just east of Post Oak Boulevard at San Felipe, was widened from two lanes to four lanes. Additionally, sidewalks were widened, pedestrian lighting and landscaping were added.
Uptown Houston expanded its trademark of unique streetscape elements with the design and installation of 36 METRO transit shelters.
This reconstructed roadway between Post Oak Boulevard and the West Loop southbound frontage road now serves as a convenient entrance to the West Loop.
The intersection at Richmond was widened to better align Post Oak Boulevard and the entrance to the new Westpark Tollway.
The City of Houston constructed a new water line between Westheimer and Richmond in 2007.
Sage was widened from a four-lane divided roadway to a six-lane divided roadway between Hidalgo and West Alabama. In addition, a 48-inch storm sewer line was installed to provide additional safeguard against local flooding.
The intersections of Sage Road and Rice at US 59 were reconstructed and improved to create better access to the new Westpark Tollway.
Uptown Houston reconstructed the pavement, installed a major water distribution line and replaced water and sewer lines to this section of San Felipe.
Uptown Houston widened the intersection at Post Oak Boulevard to four lanes and added a right-turn lane from Post Oak Boulevard to northbound Uptown Park Boulevard.