Urgent Information

Traffic Change Bellaire and BW8 Phase 3 Step 1

The Contractor will be implementing the following traffic control plan. Work will be done on the Northeast corner of Beltway 8 and Bellaire Blvd. They will be installing the crosswalk at the northwest intersection of Bellaire and Beltway 8. Traffic traveling Northbound on the Access Road of Beltway 8 will be reduced to one left turn lane, one lane going through. This set up will be continuous from Monday June 2, 2014 to Friday June 13, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Jody Craze, Sr. Project Manager. 

Traffic Control at Beltway 8 and Bellaire North

News & Updates

Monthly Progress Meeting - June 11, 2014

Planned Progress from June 11, 2014 to July 8, 2014

Storm Sewer (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Complete Storm Sewer leads at various locations

Demolition (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Continue Demolition from Corporate going east

Pavement (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Continue Pavement from BW8 to Corporate
  • Continue Pavement at Redding and Crusader Way Intersections
  • Continue Pavement from Ranchester to Corporate

Pavers (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Sidewalk Pavers

Sidewalk (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Begin Sidewalk from Harbor Town going West

Crosswalks (Bellaire Blvd. and Beltway 8)

  • Continue work on Crosswalks on Southbound lanes at Bellaire


Download June's Progress Meeting Notes

HPD Public Service Announcement

With Sharp Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities, HPD Emphasizes Safety and Awareness

Houston police are urging pedestrians to be extra cautious, especially at night, following the death of a third pedestrian in a five-block stretch on Bellaire Boulevard in the past month and a rise in pedestrian deaths citywide so far this year.

The latest fatality involving a pedestrian happened about 5:55 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 15) in the 8700 block of Bellaire Boulevard, in a construction area. The male pedestrian, 40, was at fault and tried to cross the street not at a crosswalk. However, the driver of the striking vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.

Almost one third of the 44 traffic fatality victims this year have been pedestrians (15) compared with 7 pedestrians killed at the same time last year among the 30 fatalities reported.

HPD Captains James Dale of the Midwest Patrol Division and Larry Baimbridge of the Traffic Enforcement Division urge pedestrians to follow common sense safety tips to avoid becoming victims of traffic accidents. Among them:

  • Do not walk across the street unless you are at a crosswalk.
  • Take the extra minute or two to walk to a crosswalk.
  • Obey traffic signals of Walk / Don't Walk.
  • Look before you step.
  • Do not assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with a driver; don't just look at a vehicle.
  • Dress to be seen. Wear light colored clothing if walking at night and carry a flashlight, if possible.
  • Do not wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while walking across the street.
  • Be especially careful in construction zones.

In addition to last Saturday's fatal accident, two other deadly wrecks have occurred on Bellaire Boulevard this year. The first was about 9:55 a.m. on January 15 in the 9200 block of Bellaire involving the death of a male pedestrian, 79. The motorist stopped to render aid and found not to be at-fault in the accident. The second deadly accident was a hit-and-run of a male pedestrian, 28, that happened about 4:45 a.m. on February 9. The driver fled the scene. Debris at the scene indicated the striking vehicle might have been a Toyota.

Motorists are reminded to be cautious when driving on busy roadways and to be on the lookout for pedestrians. Any motorist who strikes a pedestrian must stop and render aid or else face a felony charge for leaving the scene.

Anyone with information on suspects in these or any hit-and-run accident in the city is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Monthly Progress Meeting - February 12, 2014

Planned Progress from February 12, 2014 to March 11, 2014

Storm Sewer (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Complete Storm Sewer leads at various locations

Demolition (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Continue Demolition from Corporate going east, and Gessner going west

Subgrade (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Begin subgrade preparation from BW8 to Corporate, and Redding to Gessner

Pavement (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Begin pavement from BW8 to Corporate
  • Begin Pavement at Gessner and Corporate Intersections

Pavers (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Begin pavers at Gessner and Corporate Interesections.

 

Download February Meeting Notes

Monthly Progress Meeting - December 11, 2013

Project: Bellaire Boulevard Access Management and Widening

Planned Progress from December 11, 2013 to January 7, 2014

Traffic Switch

  • Switch traffic onto Eastbound Lanes

Water Line (Bellaire Blvd. East Bound)

  • Wet Connections at various lcoations

Demolition (Bellaire Blvd. East Bound)

  • Start Demolition on Eastbound Lanes

Demolition (Bellaire Blvd. West Bound)

  • Begin Demolition Gessner going west bound

Pavement (Bellaire Blvd.)

  • Driveways heading East from Gessner to harbor Town

Sidewalk (Bellaire Blvd.)

  • Sidewalk from Gessner going East
  • Paver Sidewalks as needed

Download December Meeting Notes