East End Streetscapes is an enhancement project selected for funding by the Texas Transportation Commission under guidelines of the 2001 Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program. The $3.4 million project focuses on Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and City of Houston rights-of-way in the East End District and takes advantage of the existing underpasses that mark many entryways into the District.

Harrisburg Boulevard Underpass and Esplanades Between Emancipation and Velasco Street:

  • Low maintenance native plants and trees
  • Solar powered irrigation and lighting
  • Vertical structural elements improved with pedestrian lighting, stenciling, paint, and sheet metal artwork

Harrisburg Boulevard at South Wayside:

  • New sidewalks and crosswalks
  • Blue LED light spike
  • Pavestone and rustic terrazo walkway

Franklin Street Underpass:

  • Improved pedestrian lighting and paint
  • Sheet metal artwork naming East End landmarks

South Wayside Underpass at I-45 South:

  • Visual enhancements and paint on the horizontal and vertical structural elements
  • A wave of black and white pavers
  • Increased lighting
  • Crossing areas with ramps