Shepherd Durham Complete Street

The Memorial Heights Redevelopment Authority hired TGC to advance the reconstruction of Shepherd and Durham, a pair of Houston arterials that as of 2018 has four-times the statewide rate for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclist crashes. TGC was key to completing  the technical analysis and raising the profile of the project locally; our consensus building and stakeholder engagement ultimately resulted in the project being submitted to the national FHWA FY2019 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) call-for-projects.

TGC completed or contributed to many of the technical and public engagement activities for the project, including project scoping; schematics, environmental site assessment, stakeholder engagement, benefits analysis, bike and ped demand analysis, coordination with TxDOT, City of Houston, and other project stakeholders. TGC also led the local advocacy effort to educate elected officials on the project and ask for their support.

Upon completion, this $100 million urban development project will improve two, parallel four-lane urban principal arterials and six connecting streets of various widths and classifications. The project will replace and upgrade roadway, multimodal, and public utility infrastructure within the existing public right-of-way, and create a Complete Street with superior multimodal connectivity to the regional transit and shared-use path systems.