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Mobility Projects

May 18, 2011

Local Street Improvements

The Uptown Houston organizations, over the years, have completed many projects in the area. Some of those projects include the following:

McCue Street

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.

Greening the West Loop / Hidalgo Park

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).

Uptown Street Signs Light the Way

Continuing to ease commuters in the Uptown area, internally illuminated street signs were install in late 2007 to Uptown streets, making the signs much easier to read at night.

Garrettson Lane

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.

Unique Bus Shelters

Uptown Houston expanded its trademark of unique streetscape elements with the design and installation of 36 METRO transit shelters.

West Alabama

This reconstructed roadway between Post Oak Boulevard and the Southbound IH 610-West Loop southbound frontage road to now serves as one of the entrances to the West Loop.

Post Oak Boulevard

The intersection at Richmond was widened to better align Post Oak Boulevard for the entrance to the new Westpark Tollway.

Sage

This street 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.