Congressman Dan Crenshaw announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Houston with a $25 million grant for infrastructure updates. This money will fund Memorial Heights Redevelopment Authority’s Shepherd and Durham Major Investment Project, which improves two major roadways and six connecting streets. The project will add new turning and bike lanes, accessible sidewalks, and ramps as well as upgrade storm water management infrastructure, water supply and wastewater lines.
The project has been a priority for Crenshaw. In July, he wrote a letter to DOT urging the department to award this grant.
“Houston is changing at a rapid rate,” said Crenshaw. “Not only is it growing in population, but the way we get around Houston is also evolving. It is imperative that our infrastructure accommodates these changes. Through this project, Houstonians will see better traffic flow, new bike lanes and sidewalks, safer roads and updated storm water management. I’m grateful DOT also recognized the need for these updates in our community.”
“The Memorial Heights Redevelopment Authority is thrilled that this critically important project was selected for BUILD funding. We appreciate the efforts of our entire team, including the support of the City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, our district councilmember Ellen Cohen, and The Goodman Corporation, who developed the application on behalf of the Authority,” Ann Lents, the Redevelopment Authority Board Chair said. “Rep. Crenshaw and his team were a tremendous help in the process. We are very grateful for the representative’s support and look forward to continued project coordination.”