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  1. Does anyone know anything about the vacant building located at FM 1464 and the Westpark Tollway (formerly Alief-Clodine)? It looks to be an old restaurant or club...there's a patio area outside with, believe it or not, a basketball hoop. It's right next to what used to be railroad tracks, makes me think it might have been a "Westfield's by the railroad" type of place.
  2. I obtained this info at the meeting of the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority this evening. The project extends the Westpark Tollway westward from its terminus at the Grand Parkway (SH 99) to Fulshear. It will have the same design features as the existing adjacent section: four lanes of frontage roads (two each way) and four tolled main lanes. There are three phases Phase 1: Grand Parkway to FM 1463, 4 miles. Phase 2: FM 1463 westward, they said 4.15 miles at the meeting, not sure exactly where it ends since 4.15 miles would go into Fulshear and I don't think it goes that far Phase 3 (future): through Fulshear to James Lane west of Fulshear Phase 1 Only 2.2 miles of tolled main lanes will be built, to west of Spring Green road, due to financial and environmental constraints. Frontage roads will be built for the western 1.8 miles Bids opened in December, lowest bid $63.9 million by Webber Total project cost $116.3 million including right-of-way and administrative costs Bonds sold last week at a rate of 3.86% interest, well below the budgeted value of 5% Construction should be underway around March or soon after with February 2018 completion Phase 2 Expected to start in December 2016 and complete in June 2018 Construction estimate: $37 million Total cost: $69 million This appears to be frontage roads only Main lanes beyond the first 2.2 miles will be built when funds are available and environment clearance is received. FBCTRA is currently maxed out on its borrowing ability, so more main lane work may not start for 2-3 years.The favorable interest rate and low bid price for phase 1 will probably allow main lane extension to proceed sooner rather than later.
  3. Not sure if this is the correct forum, so please, redirect me if it isn't. What type of park/development is being developed on the east side of Hwy 6 and Westpark? Is there already a thread for this? I was really jazzed, thinking it was a park, until they mowed down like 3 or 4 really big oak trees. Now I am confused and a bit angry. Any thoughts?
  4. Lot clearing has begun on the SE corner of Westpark Tollway at Peek. Any idea what's going in? I found this... looks like maybe a Stripes on that corner, but I can't tell for sure: http://www.loopnet.c...ay-Richmond-TX/
  5. "The County is currently discussing the extension of Westpark Tollway west from the Grand Parkway to intersect with Interstate 10 west of Katy. No schedule has been discussed for this extension." http://www.westhouston.org/toll_roads.htm
  6. Does anyone know what is being built on the NE corner of 99 and Westpark tollway - I think this area used to be called Grand Corner.
  7. I just drove out 1093 today and it looks like they have broken ground there either to extend the tollway or widen 1093 - anyone know what the plans are?
  8. I am curious about how lower Galleria (mainly the area surrounded by Fountain View, South Rice, Bellaire blvd and Westpark) will look like in 10-15 years. Do you guys think apartments in this area will be demolished and new townhomes and condos will take their place? The location is perfect, but area is full with low income apartments . Is it a good idea to buy some land or an apartment complex right now before the gentrification takes place?
  9. Wow, finally got on the Westpark Tollway from Alief into West Loop, and the connecting flyover 59 is one heck of a view to see all of Houston. We really are a garden city. That flyover is pretty dang high and kinda scary when you realize its so thin a strip of concrete. Still breath taking nonetheless.
  10. The other day I decide to take the Westpark tollway from Hwy 6 into town. So I'm driving into town taking in some new views of Westchase & Uptown, it looked really big at about Gessner. I then took the 59 entrance ramp and the view was awesome!! You could virtually see the entire inner loop. It looked HUGE! The angle is ripe for some killer photography. Anybody noticed this?
  11. This was in today's Chronicle. Does anyone know where this ramp is? I haven't seen a HOV ramp between the tollway and Southwest Freeway under construction anywhere. Also, once this ramp is finished (if it really exists), does anyone know how outbound buses to the Gessner Park and Ride will get from the Westpark Tollway to the park and ride considering there is no westbound exit from the tollway to Gessner? Oct. 18, 2004, 1:00AM CONSTRUCTION WATCH Tollway connector ramp for Metro is delayed Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle A ramp needed for Metro buses to use the Westpark Tollway will not be finished this month as originally planned. The connector from the tollway, the first segment of which opened May 1, to the Southwest Freeway HOV lane remains under construction, said Metro's Mike Leonard. He estimates the completion date will be sometime in late November or December. "There appeared to be drainage issues that had to be resolved, which changed the original date," Leonard said. The Metropolitan Transit Authority started a commuter bus June 1 from the new Westchase Park & Ride to downtown. Buses have had to travel on city streets, however, because the ramp from the tollway to the HOV lane remains under construction. Westpark, built by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, has experienced several construction delays that have left motorists frustrated trying to find completed entry and exit ramps. The contractor building ramps to Beltway 8 walked off the job earlier this month after mediation failed to resolve a monetary dispute with the county, stalling that section.
  12. Are there any plans to extend Westpark Toll past Grand Parkway.....if so, where will it eventually end?
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