Transportation & Mobility Resources
The 2022 Strategic Mobility Plan was unveiled on March 9th at a reception held at the Marriott Springwoods Village. Click the image or the button below to view our Strategic Mobility Page and learn all about the work put into creating this document!
Other Significant Mobility Projects
TxDOT 88th Legislative Session Summary
The North Houston Highway Improvement Project
The North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) began 17 years ago and is broken into 3 segments with the goal of alleviating congestion, keeping up with projected increases in population, and updating design elements and aging infrastructure.
NHA’s Letter to TxDOT on 2024 United Transportation Program (UTP)
The North Houston Association (NHA) has a long history of actively advocating for mobility solutions for north Harris and Montgomery Counties. We regularly produce a Strategic Mobility Plan (SMP), the most recent of which was released in 2022 (SEE ABOVE). For purposes of the UTP project list currently out for public comment, I’d like to specifically support the following projects that are both in the draft UTP as well as included in our SMP:
• SH 249 Widening from BW8 to IH 45 (CSJ 0720-03-131);
• SH 105 widening from FM 149 to Grimes County Line (This was
included in NHA’s 2018 SMP) (CSJ 0338-02-032)
• SL 336 widening to four lanes to fill in gaps (CSJ 0338-11-056); and
• IH 45 North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP)(CSJ 0500-03-560, 0500-03-599, 0500-08-001);
We very much enjoy our relationship with your top-notch Houston District team and appreciate the opportunity to support the above and attached projects. We look forward to our continued work with the common goal of improved mobility throughout the region.
FM 1960 Access Management Study from East Gatewick (just east of I-45) to BF 1960A (east of I-69) in Harris County
In 2019-20, NHA served on an FM 1960 Access Management steering committee and was a key stakeholder in the study corridor. This study aimed to reduce crashes, improve mobility, and better plan how vehicles moved through the corridor using access management. Access management is a toolbox of engineering treatments that helps to eliminate conflict points on a roadway. There is a correlation between the number of conflict points per mile in a corridor and crashes and mobility. As conflict points increase per mile, crashes increase, and mobility decreases. Other contributing factors to crashes in a corridor include the number of lanes, traffic volume, and speed. FM 1960 featured many of the characteristics that necessitate access management: an eight-lane roadway with a continuous two-way left turn lane, high volume traffic, dense driveways, and higher posted speed limits.
TxDOT chose to perform the study to look at low-cost, high-impact treatments to reduce crashes and improve mobility because of the safety concerns presented in the data and observation.
As part of the year-long study, TxDOT convened a contract steering committee composed of subject matter experts from local jurisdictions to help guide the technical aspects of the study. They also met with key stakeholders in the corridor, such as Deerbrook Mall, ISDs, and bicycle interests, as well as first responders (police/fire/EMS). They also held public meetings to solicit input from the public regarding needed improvements to the corridor and to show them the proposed solutions to achieve the goals of reducing crashes and improving mobility.
Phase 1 implementation of the recommended improvements led to construction in April 2023. These improvements were funded with safety funds.
Further, this initial project will construct a raised median where the continuous two-way left turn lane currently exists which can be a very unpopular treatment until folks get used to navigating the changes in their trip pattern. TxDOT has worked successfully with other communities to deploy a raised median. Please remember, the purpose of the project is to reduce crashes – especially the most severe type of crashes such as head-on and T-bone type collisions. Raised medians are very effective at reducing crashes.
FM 1488 Access Management Study from I-45 to FM 149
NHA President, Marlisa Briggs, sits on the the Steering Committee for the FM 1488 Access Management Study. FM 1488 is a four-lane roadway with a continuous two-way left-turn lane in the middle of opposing lanes of traffic. The goal of access management is to reduce crashes and improve mobility by limiting conflict points and better planning how vehicles move through a corridor.
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The North Houston Association’s fundamental values of Connection, Influence, and Education guide our every action and we want to provide our membership with as many tools as we can to help them do the same. On this page you will find data, resources, and helpful information about our service area and the Greater North Houston region in regards to economic development and trends.
Contains NHA’s top mobility projects along with other layers including:
- FEMA Flood Zones
- School Districts
- Land Parcels
- Legislative Districts
- Roads & Highways
- City Limits
- County Boundaries
- County Commissioner Precincts
On our mission to connect our region we have made many valuable partners along the way. To say we wouldn’t be where we are today without them is an understatement. Check out this page to see just a few of the many organzations that have helped us make our mark.
Houston Stronger is a group of businesses from the entire region that have worked together to diligently come up with a $61.55 billion dollar flood control plan. This plan was passed during the 86th Legislative Session and encompasses 12 independent projects that will cover the entire Houston region and more.
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