Medians along Houston Avenue to be removed out of concerns for public safety

City of Houston

Cost to reverse road work on Houston Avenue more than double that of initial construction project

Posted on · The City of Houston figures to spend upwards of $1 million on a six-block stretch of Houston Avenue near downtown, including $100,000 in December to install medians and curbs, $230,000 to reverse the previous work and an additional $500,000 to repave the street with new asphalt. A local transportation advocacy group called it "wasting taxpayer dollars."


Houston Matters

Full Show: Same-Sex Benefits Case, Pothole Repair, And Writer Justin Cronin (Feb. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A lawsuit over same-sex benefits is thrown out. We learn about the mayor's pothole program. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news. And Justin Cronin discusses his series of vampire novels.

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Renaming Streets and Science in the Movies: Friday’s Show (October 2, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, the Prairie View City Council upheld its decision to rename University Drive in honor of Sandra Bland. Naming and renaming streets in the city of Houston can be a lengthy and sometimes controversial process. On this edition of Houston Matters, explore why and how streets are named and renamed and what prompts the […]

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Houston’s Budget, Arts and Culture, Street Names, and Life Histories: Houston Matters for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker last week unveiled her proposed FY 2015 budget for the city of Houston. It includes covering a significant rise in pension obligations, calls for funding to add animal control officers and address pothole repairs – all of which the mayor believes can be accomplished in the next year without a tax increase, […]

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