Public meeting scheduled for Hillcroft Avenue safety project

Road work could be coming to the Gulfton area this year as part of a safety-focused project by the city of Houston. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Road work could be coming to the Gulfton area this year as part of a safety-focused project by the city of Houston. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Road work could be coming to the Gulfton area this year as part of a safety-focused project by the city of Houston. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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A public meeting is scheduled for Aug. 27 to update community members on the status of a project for Hillcroft Avenue that is billed as a being part of the city's broader "Vision Zero" initiative aimed at reducing roadway fatalities.

The meeting is hosted by Houston Public Works and will be hosted virtually starting at 6:30 p.m. at https://bit.ly/hillcroftsafety.

Design work is being finalized and a work order could be issued by the end of the summer to bring a set of recommended safety improvements to Hillcroft Avenue from Bellaire Boulevard to Westward Street.

Recommended improvements include traffic calming, landscaping, bus stop relocation and updates, protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks and updated lighting. A new traffic signal at Dashwood Drive is also planned, along with updated pedestrian crossings and a plaza at the Westward/High Star Drive intersection.

Timeline: summer 2020-winter 2021


Cost: $4.5 million

Funding source: city of Houston