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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



Independence Plaza at Space Center Houston to Open on January 23rd
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Houston News | Uncategorized | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 01/21/2016


Something big will open at Space Center Houston on Saturday, January 23rd. The newest international landmark, Independence Plaza, will open its doors to a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience featuring the first Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, NASA 905 (Boeing 747), and the high-fidelity replica of the Space Shuttle.


Photo by Pam Moore
But first, some background about how all this came together. In April 2011, NASA announced the new retirement homes for the four remaining space shuttles -- three historic orbiters and the program's test vehicle. The Johnson Space Center was selected to receive the 122.7 foot long by 54 foot tall (37.4 by 16.5 meter) shuttle mockup.

Photo by Houston Chronicle
The shuttle mockup arrived via barge from Florida on June 1, 2012, traveled through the Clear Lake Channel, docking on the bank of Clear Lake and then slowly transported via flatbed down NASA Road 1 to Space Center Houston. The Houston Chronicle article, “Space shuttle replica docks at Johnson Space Center”, contains a photo gallery that chronicles that journey. A contest was held to name the replica and “Independence” was the winning entry
After its final flight into Houston, NASA 905 was dismantled for transport. During two evenings, those sections were taken down Highway 3 and then down NASA Road 1 to Space Center Houston. The next step was to put the sections together and then position the NASA 905 into place.

The delicate “mating” of the shuttle mockup to the top of the aircraft was completed successfully. After that major task was completed, work began on completing the plaza and the visitor’s access ramp was built.

The countdown clock has officially begun and you can check the number of days, hours, etc. left until the grand opening date of the new international landmark, Independence Plaza at the Space Center Houston website.Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Road 1, Houston.

Brockway Realty Blogs previously published about this topic are:  A REALLY BIG MOVE and Road Closures on April 28th - April 30th on 4/28/2014; Watch via Webcam as the Boeing 747 Space Shuttle Carrier is Reassembled on 5/27/2014; “Rise of Independence” at Space Center Houston Planned for August 14th on 8/13/2014.

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: Houston | Space Center Houston | Webster



Spotlight on New Webster Businesses from October 2015
Posted In: Commercial | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 11/17/2015


In August 2014, Topgolf began clearing ground and building their newest location, at 21401 Gulf Freeway, in Webster. If you have driven north or south on the Gulf Freeway between Webster and League City, you might have noticed the huge wall of netting and the structure. The unique 3-level has a driving range with 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can hold up to 6 players at a time. Now for the good news, golfers, the Webster Topgolf facility will have their grand opening in November 6. For more information about Topgolf Webster, visit their website or Facebook page.

Paul Mitchell The School, located at 20807 Gulf Freeway, opened in October. This new 10,000 square feet institution specializes in training cosmetology students, using the “Paul Mitchell” curriculum. This training includes 1,500 hours to meet the State of Texas license requirements. To learn more about Paul Mitchell Schools, visit their website.

Torchy’s Tacos is coming to Webster, with plans to open in March 2016. Torchy’s Tacos will take over the space at Baybrook Passage, formerly occupied by Berryhill Baja Grill, 19431 Gatebrook Drive in Webster. The Austin-based restaurant was established in 2006; there are currently three locations in Houston. To learn more about Torchy’s Taco, visit their website or Facebook page.

Brockway Realty previously blogged: Construction of TopGolf’s Webster Location Has Begun, on 9/26/2014.

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: Webster



The City of Webster Plans “Apollo Park”
Posted In: Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 09/09/2015


What will the City of Webster do with 20,000 square foot property along busy Interstate-45? According to a proposal announced early February 2014, the city plans to develop the 5-acre tract of land, located on the northwest side of I-45 and NASA Parkway, into Apollo Park.

There are many more ideas to develop, but a major part of the visitor’s center has already been approved. David Adickes, 88-year old Houston sculpture and painter, has been chosen to create the ‘centerpiece’ of the park -- a 100-foot tall Astronaut statue. The statue will be surrounded by office space and a visitor’s center.

The Houston Chronicle reported in their July 22, 2015 article: “If the statue of the astronaut goes to plan, it would be taller than the Sam Houston statue that Adickes created for Huntsville. Sam is 67 feet tall with a 10-foot pedestal below him. Adickes' Angleton-area statue of one of Texas' other founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin, is 60 feet tall and has a 12-foot pedestal.  “It’s a multimillion-dollar project for sure,” said Adickes.”

The statue has already gone through a change in design. Originally, Adickes was going to create an astronaut wearing a backpack and its arm raised to its head in a salute. Now the astronaut’s suit will be ‘generic’, under one arm, it will be holding a flight helmet and the other arm will be raised, as if waving. The construction technique, according to Adickes, will be the same used to create the Sam Houston statue in Huntsville and the Stephen F. Austin statue in Angleton. The steel-skeleton with concrete covering 10-foot pieces will be hoisted into place by two cranes. There has been no date announced as to when the groundbreaking will take place, nor the final approval of the statue.

This project will definitely become a new visitor’s point of destination for the space city, after all The City of Webster’s motto is Gateway to the Future.

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: Webster



Community Easter Egg Hunts in Seabrook and Webster To Be Held on April 4th
Posted In: Events & Attractions | Seabrook News | Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 04/02/2015


Seabrook ~The City of Seabrook will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th, at Rex Meador Park, located at 2100 Meyer Road. From 10 am to 11:30 am, there will be about 8,000 eggs to find, moonwalks to jump in, and refreshments to enjoy. Contact the Seabrook Parks and Recreation at 281.474-3883, for more information.

Webster ~The City of Webster Recreation Division will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th, at Walnut Park, located at 400 North Walnut St. Acitivities will begin at 10 am; many age brackets will get an opportunity to search for eggs.

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: Seabrook | Webster



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