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Bay Area Blvd – I45/Gulf Freeway Closure Starts on Friday, February 26th
Posted In: Friendswood News | General News | Houston News | League City News | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 02/23/2016


TXDOT PRESS RELEASE ~ The Texas Department of Transportation will begin the demolition and reconstruction of the new at-grade intersection at Bay Area Blvd. To complete the work, a total closure of the north and southbound main lanes of I-45/Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Blvd. will take place the weekend of February 26.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, February 26 through 5 a.m., Monday, February 29, the I-45 northbound and southbound main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. will be closed.

Motorists traveling southbound will need to exit the main lanes at El Dorado and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes before the Nasa Pkwy intersection. Motorists traveling northbound will need to exit the main lanes at Bay Area Blvd. and detour to the frontage road through the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and re-enter the main lanes after the Bay Area Blvd. intersection.

The Bay Area Blvd. overpass will also be closed and re-open June 2016.

Motorists traveling southbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. west will need to exit Nasa Pkwy and U-turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right onto Bay Area Blvd. Motorists traveling northbound that want to access Bay Area Blvd. east will need to exit El Dorado and turn, stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.

Motorists traveling east on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Pkwy and U-turn stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd. Motorists traveling west on Bay Area Blvd to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and turn at El Dorado stay on the frontage road and turn right to access Bay Area Blvd.

Once complete, the I-45/Gulf Freeway main lanes will go over the Bay Area Blvd. intersection replacing the current overpass structure and improve mobility and enhance safety for the traveling public. The Bay Area Blvd. overpass reconstruction is part of the $93 million construction project on I-45 from FM 2351 to Medical Center Blvd. The project will also widen the existing six main lanes to ten and replace the Bay Area Blvd. overpass. The entire project is scheduled for completion Fall 2018.

For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District, contact the Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076. Follow us on Twitter @TxDOTHoustonPIO"

Brockway Realty Blogs previously published about this topic are:  Update on Gulf Freeway South Widening Project in the Bay Area on 6/09/2014; Texas Interstate-45 Widening and Overpass Project Timetable Updated on 2/02/2015; I-45 Overpass at El Dorado Boulevard to Close on Friday, July 10th , 7/09/2015.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty, LLC



Tagged With: Friendswood | Houston | I-45 | League City | Webster



Public Meetings Scheduled about Gulf Freeway Design Changes “And the Beat Goes On”
Posted In: Alvin News | Clear Lake News | Clear Lake Shores News | Cypress Fairbanks | Dickinson News | El Lago News | Friendswood News | Galveston News | General News | Hitchcock News | Houston News | Kemah News | League City News | Nassau Bay News | Pearland News | San Leon News | Santa Fe News | Seabrook News | Taylor Lake Village News | Texas City News | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 10/05/2015


Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in solving area wide problems. H-GAC's mission is to serve as the instrument of local government cooperation, promoting the region's orderly development and the safety and welfare of its citizens.

Members of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council - the board that oversees regional transportation planning and federal and state funding for Houston-area projects - is scheduled to approve its 2016-18 spending plan. The plan covers $239.4 million for I-45 over the next three years, with $140.4 million of that directed to segments expected to break ground by late 2016.

The Gulf Freeway widening project has been broken down into three segments:
  1. Nasa Rd 1 to Galveston County line; Widen to five lanes in each direction, with three-lane frontage roads, and two HOV lanes;
  2. Harris County line to FM 518; Widen to five lanes in each direction; with two- or three-lane frontage roads and two HOV lanes;
  3. FM 518 to FM 517; widen to four lanes in each direction with two-lane frontage roads.
  4. Coming Later; Another 18.4 miles of I-45 will be widened to four lanes in each direction.
Texas Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings to discuss the design changes for the Galveston Bay Area:
  1. Topic: Widening Nasa Rd 1 By-pass to south of FM 518. October 6, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm; Creekside Intermediate School, 4320 West Main St., League City.
  2. Topic: Widening south of FM 518 to FM 1764. October 20, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm; Victory Lakes Intermediate School, 2880 West Walker, League City.
New and old residents have seen many changes to the Gulf Freeway, which officially opened in 1952. “And the beat goes on” for changes that are designed to help with traffic congestion as the population in the area continues to grow.

Brockway Realty maintains a Community Calendar on their website; check this calendar for events/activities in your city.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty



Tagged With: I-45



I-45 Overpass at El Dorado Boulevard to Close on Friday, July 10th
Posted In: General News Posted by Pam Moore on 07/09/2015


The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has released their announcement updating area citizens about the El Dorado overpass reconstruction at I-45. This action will impact both northbound and southbound travel on the South Gulf Freeway. The following is the press release:

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation will close the El Dorado Boulevard overpass at I-45/Gulf Freeway on July 10 at 9 p.m. until late November 2015 for reconstruction. The existing overpass will be demolished and a new at-grade intersection will be constructed.

Once complete, the I-45/Gulf Freeway main lanes will go over the El Dorado Boulevard intersection replacing the current overpass structure. This will improve mobility and enhance safety for the traveling public.

During the reconstruction, motorists traveling east on El Dorado to I-45 will be detoured onto the southbound frontage road to Nasa Road One and u-turn and enter I-45 northbound main lanes and exit and turn left to access El Dorado.

Vehicles traveling west on El Dorado to I-45 will turn right on the I-45 northbound frontage road and u-turn at Dixie Farm/FM 1959 to access I-45 southbound and exit and turn right on El Dorado.

The El Dorado overpass reconstruction is part of the $93 million construction project on I-45 from FM 2351 to Medical Center Boulevard. The project will also widen the existing six mainlanes to ten and replace the Bay Area Boulevard overpass. The entire project is scheduled for completion the second quarter of 2017.

For more information on scheduled lane closures in the Houston District, contact the Public Information Office and follow us on Twitter.”

Brockway Realty Blogs previously published about this topic are: Update on Gulf Freeway South Widening Project in the Bay Area (6/9/2014); Texas Interstate-45 Widening and Overpass Project Timetable Updated (2/2/2015).

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty



Tagged With: I-45



Texas Interstate-45 Widening and Overpass Project Timetable Updated
Posted In: Clear Lake News | Friendswood News | Galveston News | Houston News | Kemah News | League City News | Nassau Bay News | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 02/02/2015



January 2015 - (El Dorado Overpass, Southbound on I-45)
The Texas Interstate-45 widening and overpass bridge project schedule has been updated and posted on the City of Webster’s website. Listed below are just excerpts taken from that webpage:

“…Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT’s) project includes widening the Interstate’s main lanes to five lanes in each direction, demolishing the bridges at Bay Area Boulevard and El Dorado (Dixie Farm Road has already been completed) to facilitate smoother main lane mobility, reconfiguring some of the on and off connections, and enhancing the feeder roads both north and southbound.

The El Dorado overpass on I-45 is scheduled to be closed from March 2015 to August 2015. All work relating to the El Dorado intersection, access roads, on & off ramps should be completed around November 2015.

Prep work for the Bay Area bridge closure will begin in September 2015; this will consist of construction of the detour lanes, temporary on & off ramps, and work on underground utilities.The actual closure of the Bay Area overpass is slated for April 2016. The closure will last until June 2016. All work related to the Bay Area Blvd. intersection and access roads is scheduled to be completed by September 2016.”…

According to Texas Department of Transportation’s updated schedule, this entire project is due to be completed in July 2017. Traffic has, and will, become more congested and irritating as the construction comes closer to the heavier populated areas of the Bay Area. Residents should keep aware of road closures and, if necessary, find alternate routes when traveling during this road construction.

January 2015 - (Bay Area Blvd Overpass, Southbound on I-45)
Previous Brockway Blog on this topic:  Update on Gulf Freeway South Widening Project in the Bay Area May 2014 , June 9, 2014.

By Pam Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty



Tagged With: I-45



League City’s I-45 Corridor Construction Update
Posted In: Commercial | League City News Posted by Pam Moore on 01/01/2013


Construction of entertainment facilities, retail, hotel and office space appear to be on the horizon for League City in 2013. All these planned venues will be located between League City Parkway (Hwy 96) and FM 646 along the I-45 corridor.

Studio Movie Grill
This past fall, (September 2012), an article published by Laura Elder (The Daily News-Biz Buzz) stated that the Dallas-based Studio Movie Grill land purchase was soon to be finalized; this is a 6-acre parcel in League City.  A $9 million, 12-screen movie theater is planned for this plat of land located on the northeast corner of I-45 and Victory Lakes Drive.

According to Ms. Elder’s article, “the League City Theater will include high-end lounge chairs and individual dining tables. It also will include Texas Instruments DLP-powered projectors by Barco and Dolby’s most-advanced 3D and digital technology on all 12 screens and boast 2,500 seats combined”.

100 Acre Development near Big League Dreams
The newest update comes from the finalized sale of 100 acres located near Big League Dreams Sports Park. The Pinnacle Alliance Fund purchase from Compass Bank involves three tracts of land: 19 acres on the north side of Big League Dreams; 65 acres on the south side of the sports complex and 15 acres fronting FM 646. The current plan is to develop a mixed-use project of retail, restaurants, hotels offices and possibly multi-family dwellings. We will have to stay tuned for more information coming in 2013.

League City is the largest city in Galveston County and is quickly becoming more of a stopping point for tourists and shoppers. As the population of League City has increased, residents have long waited to have more conveniences located a short drive away, and it appears that wait will soon be over!

By Pam Moore for Brockway Realty



Tagged With: I-45 | League City | League City News