Segments of Hwy. 146 will undergo beautification improvements beginning in late April, following a $1.4 million Texas Department of Transportation grant awarded to the city of Seabrook.

The gist

In March, TxDOT awarded Seabrook a $1.4 million “Green Ribbon” landscaping grant, which aims to enhance the natural beauty of Texas’s state highway corridors.

The funds will be used to implement a thorough landscaping project across Hwy.146 within Seabrook’s city limits from Red Bluff Road to the Galveston-Harris County line, and will include:
  • The installation of rip-rap rock beneath the overpasses
  • The addition of nautical-inspired bollards
  • The creation of strategically placed planting beds
  • Planting of native trees and shrubs
  • Introduction of other eco-conscious landscaping elements
Seabrook also entered into a local partnership match of $191,800 with Clark Condon & Associates for a professional services contract for the preliminary design, final design work, construction documentation and construction phase management, City Manager Gayle Cook said.

What you need to know

During the project's execution, lane closures will likely occur, but Seabrook could not confirm where those lane closures will be at the time of publishing.

The projects are slated to conclude in early May.

In their own words

"This grant is a testament to TXDOT’s commitment to assisting in our community's sustainability and beautification," Cook said in the release. "We are excited to have TxDOT embark on this transformative project in our city that will enhance the aesthetics of the corridor.”