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April 16, 2009

Notification of Capital Improvement Plan-South Shaver Road Reconstruction

In order to improve traffic flow/circulation and drainage, reduce congestion, and eliminate potential hazards, the City of Houston, through the Department of Public Works and Engineering, will be reconstructing the following Street and Bridge projects in your area as described below.

WBS No.: N-0000582-0001-3

Project Description: S Shaver Road From Gulf Freeway (IH-45) To Galveston Road (State Hwy 3)

Estimated Construction Cost: $15,000,000.00

Streets involved in construction:

Street Name       From                          To

S Shaver Road    Gulf Freeway (IH-45)   Galveston Road (State Hwy-3)                              

The Shaver Road Project from Gulf Freeway to Galveston Rd. will include widening S. Shaver Rd. from a four (4)lane undivided roadway with open ditches to a six lane divided roadway with raised median, curb and gutter drainage, sidewalks, street lighting, and improved underground utilities.  The project also includes a channel improvement of a portion of the Berry Bayou and a new detention pond that outfalls from S. Shaver Road.

The project is jointly funded by federal highway fund through TxDOT. Final design is complete pending TxDOT review and US Corps of Engineer 404 Permit. The City expects the construction should start in Summer 2010.

Senior Project Manager

If you have questions about the design phase please contact the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering Project Manager Mike Cordova at (713) 837-7205 or John Kuo, PE, Assistant Director Street & Bridge Engineering section at (713) 837-7975 or e-mail at