Dickinson Avenue, Park Avenue reconstruction: 5 Bay Area transportation projects to know for June



1) Dickinson Avenue reconstruction

About 2.5 miles of Dickinson Avenue from Walker Street through FM 646 will be reconstructed to better accommodate drainage. When complete, the road will be a two-lane concrete street with curb and gutter. The contractors have made great progress since April and have installed most of the roadway between Hwy. 96 and FM 646, city officials said.
Timeline: January 2019-late 2019
Cost: $7 million

2) Park Avenue reconstruction

This project includes a new concrete overlay, roadway widening, new underground electrical components, on-street parking and enhanced streetscaping. Contractors have made progress installing a new stormwater drainage system that will have a main trunk line to help rain runoff in the area. Traffic will remain one way southbound so residents can more easily access businesses along the corridor.
Timeline: February-August
Cost: $1.05 million
Funding sources: Community Development Block Grant Program ($591,000), city of League City ($459,000)

3) Hwy. 146 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening Hwy. 146 between Red Bluff Road in Seabrook and Hwy. 96 in Kemah. The road will be widened from four to six lanes, and four lanes of express lane bridges will be built. The project is in Phase 1, which goes until September 2020 and includes widening the existing northbound lanes and adding a bike lane. TxDOT will keep four lanes open during the project.
Timeline: February 2019-early 2024
Cost: $201 million
Funding sources: federal government ($160.8 million), TxDOT ($40.2 million)


4) North Landing Boulevard extension

About 1.7 miles of a four-lane, urban-divided boulevard will be constructed to connect Landing Boulevard to the Gulf Freeway along I-45. Two bridges are included in this project, including one that will go over Clear Creek. League City voters on May 4 approved the project as part of a $72 million bond proposition that includes nine other transportation projects.
Timeline: 2020-22
Cost: $49.5 million
Funding sources: federal government ($31.3 million), city of League City ($18.2 million)

5) Red Bluff Road bridge replacement

The bridge at Red Bluff Road and Big Island Slough will be reconstructed as part of TxDOT’s program to ensure all bridges meet safety standards.
Timeline: Construction begins in early 2020.
Cost: $3.4 million
Funding sources: TxDOT ($3.1 million), Harris County ($300,000)

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Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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