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  1. I'm not sure if there's a current thread on this or not, but it looks like they are moving forward with toll lanes on 288. I hadn't heard about this - much less hearing it was delayed. Anyone have any idea what the design is going to look like, particularly coming into downtown & the med center? http://blog.chron.com/thehighwayman/2015/10/texas-288-toll-lane-work-expected-mid-2016/
  2. The part where people had to cross 4 lanes of traffic to get off on Westheimer if going north on 610 was a 100% success with that excellent single lane off ramp that gets you off of the main lanes before you cross over 59 and then dumps you right on the feeder before Westheimer. The major failure was in the ramp that takes you from 610 north going to 59 south. Before they reconstructed this area that area of 610 right in front of the Home Depot was famous for wrecks. I still see the area jammed up at all hours of the day during the work week. They did improve the access to go to 59 north
  3. This project was news to me. Glad to see they are at least considering it. The 610 south to 59 exit situation is quite possibly the worst abortion in the Houston area. Did anyone happen to attend the meeting back in April? http://www.txdot.gov/project_information/projects/houston/59_610.htm
  4. How do they plan to squeeze a freeway into the right away on South Post Oak (between Bellfort and Willowbend Blvd)??? I've been trying to find some schematics because I'm curious as to how they will do it without tearing down every business along that route.
  5. US 290 Program Reaches Milestone with First Major Construction Contract "Construction on the IH 610/US 290 interchange begins this summer." HOUSTON - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) took bids earlier today for the US 290 Program's first major construction project located at the IH 610/US 290 interchange. Williams Brothers Construction Company, Inc., had the winning low bid of $151.5 million. The Texas Transportation Commission will award the project at their May 26 meeting. Work on this first contract, known as Project K, includes constructing an inbound direct connector from
  6. https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/6500-West-Loop-South-Bellaire-TX/16466307/
  7. Feeder rd bridges must be constructed and be higher than the current bridge to avoid taller ships from bumping into it! Must be a total of 8 lns! The feeder rd bridges are to take of traffic from the main rd due too just going to the next intersection! Also, traffic to exit in advance to avoid traffic to back up on the main rd! Also for traffic getting on to get on the main rd later! The main rd must be raised higher and be widened to 12 lns! Two cable towers must be added to become a cable stayed bridge like the bridges in Jacksonville, Fl, Savannah, Ga, and Charleston, SC!
  8. Does anyone know if/where Micro Center would be relocating if this is true? From Swamplot: http://swamplot.com/did-micro-center-just-sell-its-houston-location-to-amegy-bank/2014-02-25/ Webcam: http://www.workzonecam.com/projects/amegybank/amegybank/workzonecam Renderings:
  9. This is the proposed office tower that was recently mentioned in the HBJ article on developments for Westreeck. Developer: Moody Rambin and Peloton Commercial Real Estate Architect: BOKA Powell 14 office floors on top of 7 parking levels, 368,000 square feet Third Quarter 2015 Completion http://www.moodyrambin.com/listings/westcreek-centre/
  10. http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings/houston/121015.html Looks like the process has started for adding 4 elevated express lanes down the center of the 610 West Loop between I 10 and I 69. I am betting that TXDOT will stand a better chance of getting this built despite the likely inevitable legal challenges from the Memorial Park Conservancy and various other NIMBY organizations. Fact is, 300k+ cars use this stretch of road every day and it needs the additional capacity big time. The link has a project map and additional details.
  11. About 2 weeks ago, I noticed fencing had gone up around the Shell station near the corner of N Durham Drive and N Loop West. Within a few days, equipment had been brought to the site and the station was demolished. I haven't had the chance to take any pictures of the activity, but they have removed almost all of the building above ground and are now working on removing the remaining structure underground. Does anyone know if there is a project scheduled to go up on this site? (If this topic has been touched upon in another thread, it would be great if someone could link it here.)
  12. Drivers this weekend heading downtown or traveling on major roadways in Houston this weekend can expect various delays due to construction. Here are six major connector closures to help drivers plan ahead: 1. The eastbound connector ramp from 610 Loop South to I-45 is closed continuously until Sept. 30. Drivers can detour by taking the I-45 southbound connector ramp, exiting on Broadway and making a U-turn. 2. IH-10 will have 3 alternate lanes closed eastbound and westbound from T. C. Jester Blvd. to Smith and Louisiana Streets from 9 p.m. Friday, April 7 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 10. The post
  13. OK, here's a thing that's been bugging me for a while. If you drive on one of the ramps from 610 to I-10, specifically eastbound on 10 (that's near Washington Avenue, not near Northshore). There's a weird pink plant that's there right as the two ramps from 10 merge. At least I think it's a plant and not some sort of weird art installation. Anyone know what this is or if they've ever noticed it?
  14. TxDOT looking into ways to ease congestion on the Southwest Freeway from 288 all the way to Beltway 8. I guess there's already been a meeting on this last year in September 2014. Here's the TxDOT sight: www.mysouthwestfreeway.com Outside of the "lipstick on a pig" ideas, here are some thoughts (not 100% original btw) on how traffic can be eased on 59 / 69 without much ROW purchased: 1.) Configure on ramps / off ramps on top of each other like at 59/69 and Kirby between 610 and the beltway. That way merging and exiting traffic isn't fighting one another 2.) Build elevated two-way HO
  15. The Next West Loop Reconstruction Wouldn't it be nice if the next time the West Loop was reconstructed as a submerged freeway and a park placed at ground level? That would make the area 100% more walkable and would change the way the area is developed for the better. What do you all think? What is your idea of a better design?
  16. The number apartments going up on the other side of 610 has recently increased, the Gables Post Oak development is a prime example. In an effort to encourage pedestrian traffic (and curb car congestion) in Uptown I am looking to gather ways to make walking under the 610 overpass more inviting, especially at night. Thought about blue lights similar to Buffalo Bayou Park. Also thought about replacing some of the pavers with paths of opaque under-lit stones. I would like this to be more than just a discussion, once we have a good list I plan on compiling it and sending it in to the Uptown Houston
  17. I asked this question because the two jewelry stores at that location never lasted. Robbins Brothers and Spence Diamonds both closed (saw the Spence signs taken down). Why? Is it the economy? The Location? Are fewer people getting married? Or something else?
  18. I could have sworn that it was a hotel a while back...does anyone know what it is now? Is it still a hotel? Either way, it has to have some awesome views due to the placement of the building. It's sitting right by the Galleria and Downtown as well. I will try and find a picture of it.
  19. First of all, I live off of I-10 and Silber, so I don't appreciate the construction 'changes' they've made recently (removed Silber exit from I-10, removed various entrance ramps from I-10 around Silber & Antoine). Anyway, the traffic on the main lanes and feeder of 610S & Woodway/Memorial has become blood-curlingly frustrating lately! There's two, yes TWO exit ramps onto the feeder between Memorial and Woodway, both within ~1000 ft of each other. Everyone who is exiting is trying to make their way across to turn right onto Woodway. Is this for real? Did no one at TxDOT figure out t
  20. I have a few questions... I've searched the internet but found no answers... A.) Who actually planned the plantings along 6-10 near the Galleria? Was it Uptown District, TxDOT, Trees 4 Houston,. etc? Is the master plan online? None of those organizations have any claims to it. It looks really nice. B.) The new lake/fountain/park/greenspace off to the south of the Waterwall (between S.PostOak and 6-10)... Is that part of the GreenRibbon plan or was the completely seperate from the reconstruction of 6-10? All of the plantings seems to flow into the rest of the beautification of 6-10. C.) Last ti
  21. Can someone help me understand why TXDOT placed a hard right turn access from the 610 southbound feeder road to Hidalgo Street/Richmond Avenue (just south of the Galleria)? Correct me if I'm wrong, but there is a ramp from the mainlanes to Hidalgo/Richmond just north of here. Why did they bother to construct this large ramp if they're still going to have this stifling little right turn also? It causes MAJOR backups, because it is within a few feet of the ramps to enter 610 and 59. Still, with all of the other options available to the drivers of our fair city, I'm constantly amazed at the n
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