Jane Cahill West, president of the combined Washington Avenue/Memorial Super Neighborhood Council, said she was glad to see the MKT (Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad) Trail on the current CIP project list.
"But I urge you to extend the MKT Trail right of way to Memorial Park," she added.
The $1.9 million bike trail is being built along the former railroad right of way in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation.
Cahill West also asked the city to add reconstruction of the heavily trafficked Sawyer Street; upgrades to security and lighting for West End Park, 1418 Patterson; and establishing quiet zones along Houston Avenue and other streets with major rail crossings.
Other current projects already on the CIP list for District H include:
- The $10.3 million reconstruction of North Main Street from Interstate 45 to Airline Drive, estimated for completion Oct. 27;
- Replacement of water lines in the Gardendale area, estimated at $8.3 million, scheduled to be completed last month, and north Houston's Ellena Gardens subdivision, $4.46 million, to be completed Sept. 12;
- Market Street paving from Lockwood to Wayside, $7.3 million, estimated for completion Sept. 12; and,
- Little White Oak Bayou Trail, $1.17 million, to be finished in September.
Upcoming projects on the list include:
- A new prisoner processing center in partnership with Harris County, $38 million;
- Hempstead Road and Washington Avenue reconstruction in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, $23.8 million;
- Yale Street paving from Tidwell to Parker, $10.4 million;
- Yale Street rehabilitation, Phase I, from Interstate 10 to 17th Street, $9.3 million;
- Yale Street rehabilitation, Phase II, from 17th Street to Loop 610, $6.5 million;
- Little York paving, from Airline to Hardy Street, $9.7 million;
- Moody Park Community Center expansion and park, 3725 Fulton, $3.5 million;and,
- Buffalo Bayou Trail, from Shepherd Drive to Sabine Street, $2.08 million.