FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2018
 
Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008
 
El Dorado Boulevard Widening Project Status Report
 
Houston, TX - Houston City Council Member Dave Martin and the City of Houston Public Works Department (HPW) have completed its review and analyses of all comments received during the public input period regarding the El Dorado Boulevard Widening Project.  The results have been compiled into the El Dorado Boulevard Reconstruction Project Status Report, available with other materials from the November 2017 public input meeting on the Rebuild Houston website
 
Residents had the opportunity to provide public comment to HPW on the alignment options, beginning December 1 through December 15. Council Member Martin and HPW reviewed over 200 comments from residents, indicating their preferred choice for median width and requesting other amenities be included in the design. 

The Project Status Report addresses the selected 17-foot (option 3) alignment as well as other requests such as the addition of a hike-and-bike trail, a traffic signal at Hickory Knoll Drive and El Dorado Boulevard, elevation of the bridge across Horsepen Bayou, and an extended turning lane at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church.

Now that the alignment has been selected and other amenities have been identified, Harris County Precinct 2 can move forward with the design phase of the project. HPW will move forward with recommending to Harris County Precinct 2, a 17-foot median as well as an extended turning lane at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. At this time, there are no plans to include a traffic signal at Hickory Knoll Drive and El Dorado Boulevard, or elevate the bridge across Horsepen Bayou.  Re sidents can expect the construction phase of this project to begin in winter 2018. 

For more information, please contact the District E office by calling (832) 393-3008 or by emailing  districte@houstontx.gov .  
   
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