Galveston Design Project Description
On July 15, 2015 City Council approved the Galveston Corridor 3-lane hybrid concept with minimal median treatment and authorized design of the project proceed to 30%. The 3-lane hybrid concept includes features and elements including drainage swales, small section of raised median that does not impact existing driveways, enhanced and buffered bike lanes, on-street parking, sidewalks, and landscaping.
The approved concept is a result of a substantial commitment of time and consideration from a community task force, businesses and residents along Galveston Avenue, neighborhood associations, the general public and City Technical Advisory Committee. (Link to concept planning archives)
Galveston Project Objectives and Goals
During the Conceptual design of the Galveston Corridor, the Technical Advisory Committee and Task Force developed an initial project charter and corridor vision, goals and evaluation criteria. This information was used to develop the recommended concept. In the original charter, two over-arching goals were identified for the project:
- The project shall strive toward making Galveston Ave a more complete street by enhancing roadway safety and encouraging non-motorized vehicle travel. At the same time, meeting environmental quality goals of the community and as much as practical, minimizing any result maintenance cost of new public improvements.
- The project shall make the corridor a more attractive place to live and travel, be environmentally sensitive and create a setting that is prosperous for business while striving to minimize any resultant neighborhood impacts.
Galveston Design Project Status
30% design was completed in November 2017. Project progress will be presented to City Council upon completion of Transportation Capital Improvement Project Prioritization, Spring 2017. The project team will then present 30% design results and request approval to proceed to final design.
In July 2015 City Staff and the Galveston Task Force presented the recommended improvement concept for NW Galveston Avenue to City Council. City Council approved the recommended 3 lane hybrid option concept with minimal median treatment and authorized staff to proceed the project to 30% design.
Additional Galveston Corridor Information
- Galveston Corridor Report
- Project Charter
- Traffic Advisory Safety Committee (TSAC) Report
- Community Task Force and Planning Archives
Galveston Design Contact
Garrett Sabourin, Project Manager