Street Improvements Underway on Westheimer and Richmond

Protected left turns and traffic signal mast arms coming soon

Street Improvements Underway on Westheimer and Richmond

Construction, Mobility, Safety - January 6, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Intersection Upgrades Initiated along Westheimer Road

What are workers doing on the southwest corner of Westheimer and Rogerdale? Here’s the scoop: To accomodate traffic flow for planned growth in the area, several traffic improvements are occurring.

The street improvements come in time to accommodate the influx of employees accessing these roadways when Phillips 66 opens its 1.2 million square-foot office campus at 2331 CityWest Blvd. Here’s what’s happening:

  1. Replacing the span wire traffic signals hanging at Westheimer and Rogerdale with galvanized steel mast arms: the mast arms are easier to maintain and require fewer service calls since they don’t have to be re-tightened like span wire signals. The intersection will also provide a protected left turn onto Rogerdale for eastbound motorists.
  2. Modifying Westheimer and Rogerdale turn lanes: this will allow for additional capacity and improved flow.
  3. Installing a half-signal at Westheimer and CityWest: this will create protected left and right turn movements onto CityWest for eastbound and westbound motorists.
  4. Both intersections will be synchronized with adjacent Westheimer intersection signals: this will allow for a continued fluid progression along Westheimer.

Work on these transportation safety enhancements will continue through January 2016.

New Left-Turn Channelizations on Richmond Ave.

Recently the City of Houston began improvements on Richmond Avenue between Beltway 8 and Briarpark Drive designed to create better traffic flow for thru-traffic on Richmond.

Once complete, motorists will no longer be able to cross Richmond between Seagler and Westcenter.

Workers are installing designated left-turn channelized lanes for eastbound traffic into the Towers at Westchase 1 & 2 and for westbound traffic into the Millennium Tower and NOV Tower.

The project’s completion is expected by mid-February.



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