New Pending Plans & Projects

District History
& Background

Generally bound by SH 249 (N), TC Jester Blvd (E), Pinemont Dr (S), and Hollister Rd (W).

Created in 2001 by the state Texas Legislature to address concerns about public safety and economic decline by promoting and coordinating the economic growth, cultural activities, and the public welfare of property within its boundaries.

Programs include public safety, branding, graffiti and litter abatement, economic development, and public infrastructure.

District Initiatives

Recently Completed Projects
Projects in Design
Projects in Planning/Funding Phase

West Little York Pedestrian-Transit Improvements

Project Scope:

Construct new/replace nearly 1.5 miles of sidewalk between Hollister Road and Chateau Forest Drive.

Support extended METRO bus service

Provide connection to White Oak Bayou Trail at Hollister Basin

Details:

6′ sidewalks on both sides of the street

$1.6M total project cost

Project Complete

West Tidwell Road Pedestrian-Transit Improvements

Project Scope:

Construct new/replace approximately one mile of sidewalks

Support existing METRO bus service

Provide new trailhead and connection to White Oak Bayou Trail

T C Jester Blvd (W Tidwell Rd to Pinemont Dr) and Pinemont Dr (Antoine Dr to T C Jester Blvd) have potential to be added if additional funding is identified

Details:

$820k Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Funding (FTA)

$655k METRO Funding

Balance provided by District, cost pending detail design and bid process

Goal to begin construction in Q1 2023

West Tidwell Road Trailhead – Draft Concept Example

West Tidwell Road Trailhead - Draft Concept Example

Antoine Drive Reconstruction

Project Background:

City of Houston project, grant-funded

NNMD working to incorporate branding and aesthetic elements where possible

Project Limits:

US 290 to West Mount Houston

> 5 miles of improvements

Scope

Full Roadway/Drainage Reconstruction

Upgrade/Replacement Public Utilities

Replacement of Traffic Signals

Sidewalks/Bicycle Facilities

Benefits

North/South Mobility

Catalyst for Economic Development

NNMD Boundary

Approx. 4.1 Miles within NNMD Boundary

82% of Corridor

W Little York/ Victory DR/ T C Jester BLVD (Safe Routes to School)

Existing Conditions

3.4-mile corridor

Functional Classification: Principal Arterial, Minor Arterial

2020 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT): 24,300

Existing sidewalk: 4’ to 5’ wide mostly poor condition; sidewalk gaps prevent pedestrian access; missing ADA ramps

Proposed Improvements

6’ sidewalk both sides

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps

Crosswalk pavement markings

Relocate utilities, as needed

~$5.4M estimated cost

Monetized Benefits

Safety – Active Transportation

Active Transportation (New Users)

Environmental (Mode Shift)

Next Steps

Pursue funding opportunities for safe routes to school and pedestrian-transit access

Anticipate two or more opportunities this calendar year

Intersection Safety Program

Existing Conditions

Existing sidewalk: 4’ to 5’ wide; missing ADA ramps

Lighting: illuminations needed

W Little York & N Houston Rosslyn (10), Bingle Rd & Pinemont Dr (11), Bingle Rd & W Tidwell Rd (12) medians are under sized

Antoine Dr & Breen Dr (40), N Houston Rosslyn & Smiling Woods Ln (41) raised medians are in poor condition

Proposed Improvements

Convert span wire to mast arm at the intersections of Bingle Rd & Pinemont Dr (11), Antoine & Breen (40), N Houston Rosslyn & Smiling Woods Ln (41)

Install ADA ramps

Pedestrian refuge island reconstruction or widening

Improve safety lights at intersections

Improve time phasing at N Houston Rosslyn & Smiling Woods Ln (41)

Crosswalk markings, travel lanes markings

~$3.8M estimated cost

Next Steps

Monitor funding application submitted for Bingle Rd & W Tidwell Rd

Consider applications through upcoming safety-oriented grant programs

Intersection IDIntersection Name
10W Little York Rd & N Houston Rosslyn Rd
11Bingle Rd & Pinemont Dr
12Bingle Rd & W Tidwell Rd
40Antoine Dr & Breen Rd
41N Houston Rosslyn Rd & Smiling Woods Ln

Alabonson Road Reconstruction Project

Existing Conditions

2.0-mile corridor

Functional Classification: Major Collector

2016 AADT: 6,400

Roadway Surface: Asphalt

Surface Condition: Fair to poor

Existing sidewalk: none, missing ADA ramps, missing curb and gutter

Lighting: illumination needed

High documented crash rates (186 vehicular, 5 pedestrian, 1 bike between 2016 and 2020).

Proposed Improvements

6’ sidewalk on both sides with ADA ramps (could include bike facility)

Crosswalk pavement markings

Roadway reconstruction

Right turn lane at the intersection of N Houston Rosslyn and Alabonson Rd

Drainage improvements

Relocate utilities as needed

$10.4M – $15M depending on detention

Monetized Benefits

Life Cycle

Congestion

Safety – Auto

Safety – Active Transportation

Active Transportation (New Users)

Environmental (Mode Shift)

Next Steps

Work in partnership with City of Houston and Harris County Precinct 1 to develop project and pursue funding.

Breen Drive Reconstruction Project

Existing Conditions

2.6-mile corridor

Functional Classification: Minor Arteria

2016 AADT: 12,500

Roadway Surface: Asphalt

Surface Condition: Good

Existing sidewalk: 4’ to 5’ wide, mainly at intersections and missing elsewhere; missing ADA ramps, no curb or gutter

Lighting: illumination non-existent in several sections

Corridor presents safety and access challenges due to lack of center turn lane and sidewalks

Proposed Improvements

6’ sidewalk on both sides with ADA ramps

Crosswalk pavement markings

Roadway reconstruction

New continuous turn lane

Drainage improvements

Relocate utilities as needed

~$23M estimated cost

Monetized Benefits

Life Cycle

Congestion

Safety – Auto

Safety – Active Transportation

Active Transportation (New Users)

Environmental (Mode Shift)

Next Steps

Monitor and coordinate partnership opportunities with Harris County Precinct 1

De Soto Street Bike-Pedestrian Access Project

Existing Conditions

1.5-mile corridor

Functional Classification: Local, Minor Arterial

2016 AADT: 5,400

Roadway Surface: Concrete (fair condition) west of White Oak Bayou, asphalt (poor condition) east of White Oak Bayou

Existing sidewalk: 4’ to 5’ wide along De Soto St (West of White Oak Bayou) and T C Jester Blvd; missing ADA ramps, curb, and gutter

Lighting: illumination needed

Bicycle and pedestrian safety challenge which connects two schools

Under design: HCP1 bicycle/pedestrian bridge at White Oak Bayou currently in need of connectivity improvements

Proposed Improvements

6’ sidewalk on both sides with ADA ramps from Antoine Dr to White Oak Bayou

8’ shared use path on north side of De Soto St from White Oak Bayou to T C Jester Blvd, and west side of T C Jester Blvd from De Soto St to Holder Forest Dr

Traffic signal improvement at the intersection of Antoine Dr and De Soto St

Reconstruction on De Soto St from T C Jester Blvd to White Oak Bayou

Drainage improvements from White Oak Bayou to T C Jester Blvd

Relocate utilities as needed

~$6.2M estimated cost

Monetized Benefits

Life Cycle

Safety – Auto

Safety – Active Transportation

Active Transportation (New Users)

Environmental (Mode Shift)

Next Steps

Work with Harris County Precinct 1 to fund and implement project following their under development White Oak Bayou Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge project

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