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Historic Yale Street Bridge In The Heights To Be Rebuilt

The Yale Street Bridge was built in 1931, decades before the southern end of the Heights became a busy shopping area. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it’s also been ranked as one of the worst bridges in Texas. For details on the bridge replacement, visit Houston Public Media at http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/news/txdot-to-replace-historic-yale-street-bridge-in-the-heights/.

Comments Re SH 288 Proposal for a Holcombe/Ardmore Flyover to the TMC

Here is the Conclusion CTC reached with regard to the tolled SH 288 direct connectors to Holcombe Street to The Medical Center (TMC).  CTC recommended “no build” as to this alternative route into The Medical Center (TMC). CTC thought there was a much better route, eg going up the south of 610, say on Kirby, that would … Continue reading »

CTC Comments Summary: re IH-45 all segments (NORTH HOUSTON HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT)

CTC uses its information gathering and advocacy principles to develop formal comments and a position paper regarding TxDOT’s proposal for IH-45 redesign from downtown Houston to beyond Beltway 8. This is the Summary section of our comments. At this stage of TxDOT’s planning, CTC thinks this project needs significant design work to make it functional. … Continue reading »

TxDOT assumes federal responsibilities for 290/610 project on Dec 16, 2014

TxDOT can assume oversight and administrative responsibility for certain FHWA projects. It made such an assumption over the 290/610 project in December 2014. Title 23 of the United States Code sets forth the federal statutes for federal aid highways. Normally the FHWA oversees and has responsibility for these projects even though the Houston public only sees … Continue reading »