Bellaire - Meyerland - West University Edition | March 2021

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

COMPILED BY HUNTER MARROW

ONGOING PROJECTS

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West Bellfort Avenue panel replacement

Stella Link bridge As part of Project Brays, a con- struction project on the Stella Link Road bridge over Brays Bayou has been substantially completed, with 20-foot-high walls with handrails at the southern edge of the bridge that extend more than 450 feet upstream and over 150 feet down- stream. Some concrete work along the channel still must be completed before the project is considered officially finished. Timeline: fall 2019-March 2021 Cost: $7.9 million Funding source: US Army Corps of Engineers, HCFCD

Hillcroft Avenue bridge The final items for the completion of the Hillcroft Avenue bridge raising project over Brays Bayou include new traffic signals, the removal of the existing signals and finishing the sidewalks at the intersections. The city of Houston has approved turning on the new signals, with work set to be completed over the next couple of months. Hillcroft is one of several bridge efforts for Project Brays. Timeline: TBD Cost: $3.3 million Funding source: US Army Corps of Engineers, Harris County Flood Control District

Linden Street alleyway change order Bellaire has hired ARKK Engineers to conduct design work for a new water line and pavement work in the alleyway north of Linden Street between Ferris Street and Fifth Street. Over the last three years, at least two water main breaks have occurred in the alley, which is used by residents and businesses. The change order adds to a Bonds for Bellaire 2016 Group A Phase 3 water line project, which will be ready to bid in a matter of weeks. Timeline: summer 2021-TBD Cost: $37,890 (design services) Funding source: Bonds for Better Bellaire

Contractors are replacing panels along West Bellfort Avenue near South Post Oak Road as part of a Houston City Council District K service fund project. Groundbreaking on the project kicked off near the end of February. Panel replacement is a street maintenance measure. Timeline: late February-mid-March Cost: $80,000 Funding sources: Houston City Council District K service funds, Houston Ded- icated Drainage and Street Renewal Fund, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County general mobility fund

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF MARCH 1. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT BMWNEWS@COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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