Transportation updates: Memorial Heights street paving, potential West Alabama improvements

Learn more about road work coming to the Memorial Heights area and a potential project for West Alabama Street.


Memorial Heights-area paving and drainage project
A project aimed at improving neighborhood streets between Heights Boulevard and Studemont Street is planned to begin construction this fall. The project will put in concrete paving with storm drainage, curbs, sidewalks and driveways as well as street lighting and underground utilities along Hicks, Center, Harvard, Wagner, East, Lakin, Court, Wichman, High and Home streets.
Cost: $12.1 million
Timeline: fall 2019-fall 2020
Funding source: city of Houston





West Alabama paving and drainage Project 2

As part of a series of projects aimed at improving West Alabama Street, an effort is midway through the design phase but is not programmed for construction funding in the city’s 2020-24 Capital Improvement Program. Project 2 calls for design and reconstruction of the street with new storm drainage, curbs, sidewalks, driveways, street lighting and underground utilities, spanning from Shepherd Drive to Spur 527.
Cost: $22 million
Timeline: TBD
Funding source: city of Houston


By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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