Uptown / Post Oak Boulevard Project
Uptown Houston is a leading economic driver of the City of Houston and the largest business center in the nation outside of a traditional downtown. The greatest challenge facing Uptown is the lack of effective commuter transit service. Uptown’s 80,000 employees simply have no commuter transit options, and the lack of service is a detriment to the growth of this highly successful area.
Houston has an excellent commuter bus service on its comprehensive HOV network. This network effectively penetrates the heart of the suburban communities in which most of Uptown’s employees live.
Uptown Houston has a plan, the Uptown Dedicated Bus Lanes Project, which is designed to get these employees to and from work using Houston’s highly successful busway system.
Uptown Houston proposes to rebuild Post Oak Boulevard into an exquisitely designed Grand Boulevard while preserving existing automobile access, substantially improving transit service and creating a beautifully landscaped pedestrian environment.
- Full information at Uptown Houston website
Upcoming Timeline At-A-Glance
- June 9, 2016 -- Contract to be awarded for the north segment, West Loop to San Felipe
- June 12, 2016 -- Anticipated Houston Chronicle article by Molly Glentzer regarding the Boulevard Project and the Tree Preservation, Relocation and Enhancement Plan
- Read the Chronicle Article (opens in a new window)
- June 13, 2016 -- Three Live Oak trees moved from the median and construction area to Post Oak Park (corner of Post Oak Boulevard and West Loop frontage) to mark the beginning of the Tree Preservation, Relocation and Enhancement Plan. Photo op with media (10:30 a.m.)
- June 2016 -- Throughout the month of June and July, trees in the medians of Post Oak Boulevard from the West Loop to San Felipe will continue to be relocated in preparation of construction
- July / August 2016 -- Medians continue to be cleared and asphalted for temporary roadways. Temporary signals are installed on Post Oak Boulevard at 610, Uptown Park Boulevard, and Four Oaks. Ring is removed from the intersection of Post Oak Boulevard and Uptown Park Boulevard early August to allow for temporary signal.
- September 2016 -- Traffic will be moved to temporary roadway allowing the start of storm sewer work. Work in the intersection of San Felipe currently deferred until after the new year.