Houston Chronicle: Project to remake part of Telephone Road into pedestrian-friendly boulevard wins $21M federal grant

This rendering from a 2020 Houston-Galveston Area Council study on Greater Eastwood was included in the city of Houston’s application for a RAISE grant to transform Telephone Road starting in 2022.

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Houston Chronicle:

The city’s Telephone Road project, estimated to cost $26.2 million, will receive nearly $21 million as part of the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant program, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced Tuesday.

The project along Telephone runs 2.8 miles from Lawndale Drive to Loop 610. Work on the design is nearing completion, with construction expected over the next three years. City officials, along with Gulfgate Redevelopment Authority, which is contributing tax revenue it controls, have called it a vital part of lifting up the surrounding community that has suffered from neglect for years.

The East End District and Houston-Galveston Area Council funded the Greater Eastwood Livable Center Study that created the plan for the Telephone Road improvements.