Houston Roadworks: City receives nearly $30 million to improve safety on the Bissonnet stretch between S. Dairy Ashford and Hillcroft

Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Stats from Houston It appears that more fatal accidents occur on Bisonnet than any other city-owned street.

However, on Wednesday, the establishment of the federal government was announced He will send $28.7 million To improve safety on the seven-mile stretch of bissonnet between S. Dairy Ashford and Hillcroft.

“It’s a competitive grant from the Department of Transportation,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “It’s the largest scholarship anyone in the state of Texas has ever received.”

The money comes as part of President Biden’s infrastructure package, and will include improvements such as improved crosswalks, better lighting, fast flashing beacons at crosswalks, designated turning lanes at intersections, and other developments.

“(Grant) is for the high and dangerous streets where there are a lot of injuries and accidents,” Turner said.

One cross that will get these improvements is Bissonnet and Wilcrest, which the organization has done Link Houston He regularly named one The most dangerous intersections in the city of Houston.

“It’s about time,” said Gabe Cazares of LINK Houston. “It is time for every level of government to use every resource at their disposal to make sure people stop dying on Texas roads.”

The project, which will cost more than $35 million, is scheduled to start in the summer of 2025 and end in the summer of 2028.

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