Montrose construction boom sure to produce traffic crunch

KHOU-11's Doug Miller reports on the midrise construction boom taking place in Montrose:

"I have never seen this kind of development," said Houston City Councilmember Sue Lovell. "I mean, 10 midrises going up, pretty much within a half-a-mile area."

Just check out the holes in the ground and the construction cranes in the sky on the sites of future apartment and condo buildings going up in and around Montrose.

If you think these construction sites are busy now, just wait until the jobs are finished. Just wait until midrises stand on these properties and all of the traffic starts flowing into the nearby streets. City officials are now talking about how they're going to deal with all those traffic problems.

Among the possibilities, more one-way streets, more traffic signals and better planning of driveways feeding traffic onto city streets.

Just wait till METRO adds to the mix with a light-rail trolley in the middle of an already congested Richmond Avenue -- Danger Train Two!

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 03/01/07 09:42 PM | Print |

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