Houston, TX - Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to provide an update on the recent installation of four Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) in the Clear Lake area. On Tuesday, June 4, Council Member Martin was made aware of four DMS signs being constructed near the following intersections:
Clear Lake City Boulevard and Space Center Boulevard, Bay Area Boulevard and Space Center Boulevard, Bay Area Boulevard and El Camino Real, and El Dorado and Highway 3.
The District E Office has confirmed with the Director of Houston Public Works (HPW) these signs are being constructed by HPW through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant Program. Council Member Martin has made it clear to HPW it was completely unacceptable for the contractor to begin work without project notification.
Based on Council Member Martin's concerns and the feedback the District E office recevied from the community, HPW Director Carol Haddock has requested a complete work stoppage at all locations within Clear Lake. No further progress will occur at these locations at this time. Over the next few days, residents can expect to see crews on site securing and improving safety at these locations.
Thank you to the residents who have contacted our office regarding this matter. We will continue to work with HPW closely to improve future communications and coordinate on a plan moving forward with these DMS signs. The District E office plans to provide further communication on next steps by the end of the month.