Telephone Road: Main Street Revitalization Project

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LOCATION Telephone from Lawndale to IH-610

GRANT AMOUNT $20.96 Million

PROJECT TYPE STREET

GRANT AWARDED AUGUST 2022

DETAILS The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, sought competitive applications for surface transportation infrastructure projects that have a significant local or regional impact in communities that have been historically disadvantaged and are socially vulnerable.


SUMMARY

The Telephone Road: Main Street Revitalization Project, a rehabilitation project, will support reconstruction needs that utilizes existing right of way to incorporate rebuilt sidewalks, optimized bus stops with bike lane compatible treatments, optimized signalized intersections, improved street crossings, protected bidirectional bike lanes, and intersection/merge lane safety treatments. Local residents will enjoy greater access to locally serving retail, restaurants, schools, and greenspace.


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Questions and Answers

What is the purpose of the project?
The Project will produce significant safety, quality of life, connectivity, economic, and environmental benefits for the residents and users of the corridor. This will be accomplished by rebuilding most portions of the corridor segments and intersections, as well as reallocating excess vehicle lanes to build new protected bike lanes and sidewalks. This project will knit together existing corridor investments in the area, making smooth connections for residents and visitors for increased access to the economic and social destinations in southeast Houston.

When will construction start?
Projected start is Summer 2023.




LOCATION Telephone from Lawndale to IH-610

GRANT AMOUNT $20.96 Million

PROJECT TYPE STREET

GRANT AWARDED AUGUST 2022

DETAILS The Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, sought competitive applications for surface transportation infrastructure projects that have a significant local or regional impact in communities that have been historically disadvantaged and are socially vulnerable.


SUMMARY

The Telephone Road: Main Street Revitalization Project, a rehabilitation project, will support reconstruction needs that utilizes existing right of way to incorporate rebuilt sidewalks, optimized bus stops with bike lane compatible treatments, optimized signalized intersections, improved street crossings, protected bidirectional bike lanes, and intersection/merge lane safety treatments. Local residents will enjoy greater access to locally serving retail, restaurants, schools, and greenspace.


MAP



Questions and Answers

What is the purpose of the project?
The Project will produce significant safety, quality of life, connectivity, economic, and environmental benefits for the residents and users of the corridor. This will be accomplished by rebuilding most portions of the corridor segments and intersections, as well as reallocating excess vehicle lanes to build new protected bike lanes and sidewalks. This project will knit together existing corridor investments in the area, making smooth connections for residents and visitors for increased access to the economic and social destinations in southeast Houston.

When will construction start?
Projected start is Summer 2023.




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    Uvalde road 77015 this road is bad and bumpy this road needs to be reconstructed with rebuilt sidewalks and drainage improvements

    Shannon foshee asked 29 days ago

    Thank you Ms. Foshee for contacting Houston Public Works. Please note that the grant funding received for the Telephone Road: Main Street Revitalization Project is restricted to Telephone Road. I encourage you to report your concerns regarding to 311 for further investigation and response.

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    When will design begin on this project and how will an engineer be selected?

    Gheelala asked about 2 months ago

    Howdy Neighbor! Thank you for your question on this project.  HPW is currently in the process of awarding this project with the Design Engineer.  We estimate issuing the Notice to Proceed to start the Design in Winter, 2023 (Early February). Please subscribe to the project page in Engagehouston.org to receive updates.  


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    I grew up in Broadmoor when we didn't have Blockbuster in our neighborhood and had to drive to Shepherd/59 to pick up a movie. I've always dreamed of Telephone road becoming a vibrant and lively city street. One thing I really hope to see is preserving the old Cage Elementary School near Telephone and Lawndale. I visited there when it was open but went elsewhere and then on to a private school. But I'm amazed that this historical school still standing and hope it will continue so.

    Howard K. asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your comment.

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    Good afternoon..I read your Telephone Rd.. uplift and many good ideas on making it more livable for our community, is there any plans on demolishing all the abandoned houses and building...I work at Lawndale at Wayside ( Villa de Matel) and I drive all this areas. They're all ugly sites and have drugs, homeless, prostitution on these abandoned areas..Can you include this your plans??

    Good neighbor asked 7 months ago

    Unfortunately, there are no plans included in the proposed Telephone Road: Main Street Revitalization Project to demolish dilapidated buildings. Residents are encouraged to report dangerous buildings to 3-1-1.

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    Do they know that if they turn Telephone between I-45 and Lawndale into single lanes there will be deadlock there twice a day when the parents are dropping off and picking up their kids at Kipp Academy?

    Jonathan.Williamson asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. The City of Houston applied for a federal RAISE grant to improve safety and access for all road users on Telephone Road. Current conditions have created an unsafe and unpredictable environment for residents traveling to civic spaces, schools, and other essential service areas. If the grant is awarded, Houston Public Works will work directly with the KIPP administration and HISD to refine the design to accommodate traffic patterns during school pick-up and drop-off times.

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