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Here is a recap of our June 2nd Business Network Breakfast with Casey Goforth, PE speaking about the Antoine Rebuild project on behalf of Houston Public Works.

Key points from Casey Goforth:

  • The Antoine Drive Rebuild project extends for about 5 miles, from US 290 to W Mount Houston. More than 4 miles lie within the NNMD boundaries.
  • The project is in design, and meetings will be scheduled for further public input.
  • The project will full reconstruct the roadway and drainage, upgrade/replace public utilities, replace traffic signals, and include 10’ shared use paths for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • The three existing bridges will be replaced, and an overpass is proposed at the railroad crossing to prevent delays due to trains.
  • Design for Segment 1 (Victory to W Mount Houston) should be completed in 2024 and construction finished in 2027.
  • Segment 2 (US 290 to Victory) design should be completed in 2025 and construction finished in 2029.
  • NNMD is working with the design team to incorporate elements of its streetscape master plan, including colored and stamped concrete at intersections.
  • The project is expected to remain within the current right of way, and medians will be narrowed. Some property at corners may be acquired.
  • Median openings will be evaluated to preserve existing trees.
  • Driveway construction and closures will be coordinated with property owners.
  • This project will be an economic catalyst while improving mobility and increasing safety for all users of the corridor.

Watch Ms. Goforth’s presentation:

 

See the slide deck here (PDF)

From the Near Northwest Management District:

  • The District’s W Little York Pedestrian Improvements project is nearly complete and METRO bus service starts this month
  • A new sidewalk project on W Tidwell will start construction in early 2023.
  • The next Business Network Breakfast will be on September 1, 2022.
  • National Night Out returns on October 2nd; contact Walter Funes to sign up for the biggest NNO in our area.
  • NNMD is updating the Business Directory Map; ad spaces are still available.
  • NNMD continues to use social media to share information and to promote activities and local businesses. Follow us FB @GrowNear1 Twitter @NNMDOrg