GALVESTON, TX – September 27, 2019 – A Texas Department of Transportation project to repave and improve drainage on Broadway between 59th Street and the Seawall begins Sunday, September 29.
For the next month, there will be alternating lane closures along Broadway between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily and including weekends. The lane closures include:
- East to West milling outbound lanes (driving toward the mainland)
- From 9/29 to 10/4: Seawall to 32nd Street on Broadway
- From 10/6 to 10/10: 32nd Street to 43rd Street
- West to East milling inbound lanes
- From 10/14: 59th Street to 32nd Street
- From 10/27 to 10/31: 32nd Street to Seawall
The City of Galveston worked in concert with the Texas Department of Transportation to have significant drainage improvements included in the project. The City agreed to help pay for a drainage study of Broadway. The City contribution was approximately $100,000. The project is otherwise funded through state and federal transportation grants.
We thank the Texas Department of Transportation for this important investment on Galveston Island.
The project will replace many of the old drainage blocks under Broadway with new culverts and lower the road by four inches, which will help the water drain to the bay.
The overall project is expected to take approximately 14 months. The City of Galveston and the Texas Department of Transportation will work together to keep residents updated on street closures throughout the project. Closures for this and all TxDOT projects can be found at traffic.houstontranstar.org.
This is an active work zone and we ask drivers to use caution when traveling. Avoid distractions and watch for people working on the roadway.
For more information about the project, please contact TxDOT spokesman Danny Perez at 713-802-5077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.