The City of Houston Planning and Development Department will present on the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) to the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) on Friday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m. This is an opportunity for the public to hear what the City developed based on a months-long community engagement process related to the proposed I-45 expansion project. We urge you to attend this virtual meeting if you are able to do so.
The City presented this information during the Facilitation Group meeting in March and based on that presentation, the Mayor plans to send “Vision C” to TxDOT as an alternative to the planned I-45 expansion project. This option proposes staying within the current right-of-way, minimizes displacement, offers above-market-rate home sales, improves walking-biking options, minimizes new lanes and frontage roads, and maximizes transit options.
There is no additional public presentation scheduled yet. Friday’s TPC meeting is the first opportunity for residents to learn how the City considered public input for the Mayor’s alternative to the I-45 expansion.
The TPC meeting will be in webinar format and the public will have an opportunity to provide comments at the start of the meeting. Additionally, you are welcome to submit written comments to [email protected]. Comments received by 9:00 a.m. on April 24 will be read by H-GAC staff at the TPC meeting.
We encourage you to express your support for a sustainable and equitable project design and to raise your concerns about this process moving forward under the current circumstances of COVID-19 where the public cannot be fully engaged.
Transportation Policy Council
Friday, April 24, 2020
888 788-0099 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 983 0331 3471
Livestream also available at http://www.h-gac.com/live