During a May 25 Houston City Council meeting, council members passed an ordinance appropriating $5.3 million for a Memorial Drive panel replacement project through Memorial Park.

The ordinance is an agreement between the city of Houston and the Uptown Development Authority, also known as the Uptown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, which is partnering on the project. The city will fund the project while the TIRZ will advertise, award and manage construction, according to the ordinance.

The project will replace panels on Memorial Drive and Woodway Drive from Loop 610 to Westcott Street, according to the ordinance. The project will involve the removal and replacement of subgrade, curb and pavement, as well as striping, signage and back-of-curb restoration.

Community Impact Newspaper reached out to Uptown TIRZ for additional information on the project's timeline.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $5.33 million

Funding source: city of Houston METRO Projects Construction fund