Detering St. in Houston between Schuler St. and Washington Ave. converted to one way

Detering Street's previous conditions were deemed unsafe per the city of Houston's standards. (Courtesy Engage Houston)
Detering Street's previous conditions were deemed unsafe per the city of Houston's standards. (Courtesy Engage Houston)

Detering Street's previous conditions were deemed unsafe per the city of Houston's standards. (Courtesy Engage Houston)

Editor's note: The story previously stated traffic travels north, but it instead travels south.

Starting Feb. 16, a portion of Detering Street in Houston between Schuler Street and Washington Avenue has officially been converted to a one-way road.

The conversion, which has been in the works for several months, was announced at a Feb. 16 meeting of Houston City Council by District C Council Member Abbie Kamin.

According to Engage Houston, the street, which was previously a two-way street, was not wide enough to be considered safe for two-way vehicle use, per the city of Houston’s standards. Drivers on Detering will only be able to travel south from now on.

The two-way lanes previously on Detering also created damage to the drainage conditions over time. By implementing a one-way conversion, the roadway’s shoulder will be able to better avoid damage, allowing for better drainage, according to Engage Houston.



The one-way conversion will only affect Detering's stretch to Washington. Nearby streets such as Moy and Studer streets will continue to operate as two-way roadways.

By Sofia Gonzalez
Sofia joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022 after graduating with a degree in Journalism from the University of Houston in December 2021. Sofia covers a variety of stories in her market, with a main focus on Houston City Council. Prior to CI, Sofia interned for Houston Public Media and Houstonia Magazine, and spent time writing for UH's student media.