5th Ward Community Meeting: I-45 Expansion and Children’s Health – March 26, 2019

2019-12-16T18:31:26-06:00Events, Past Events|

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Where: 510 Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77020

Join us at a neighborhood community meeting on March 26 at 4 p.m. at Bruce Elementary School (510 Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77020) to talk about the I-45 freeway expansion project, known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).

The I-45 North expansion is a transformational highway expansion project along the I-45 corridor that will shape the landscape of North Houston and the downtown area for decades, including the 5th Ward.

The project will rebuild and expand I-45 N from Beltway 8 N to the Wheeler Transit Station in Midtown (including major changes to the downtown freeway system, Spur 527, and 288 N). Construction is scheduled to last 10+ years.

Air Alliance Houston is conducting a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the proposed expansion on nearby communities. The assessment will reflect a range of issues, including air quality, mobility, economic development, parks and green space, noise, visual impacts, urban heat island, and flooding.

Bruce Elementary and Secondary DAEP have been identified by Air Alliance Houston as two of nine schools in the HISD and AISD districts that would most benefit from strategies to protect students and staff from the potential harmful health effects of traffic and air pollution.

This meeting will give you an opportunity to learn more about the proposed project and talk about opportunities to protect community health. You will also be given information on how to voice your opinions to elected officials in your community.

Your feedback is critical to help Air Alliance Houston develop recommendations to the Texas Department of Transportation that could improve the project design and benefit schools and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Questions?
Contact Air Alliance Houston 713.528.3779 | [email protected]

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