Once the new Metro Uptown light-rail line is built, Post Oak Blvd. could feature more than 23 stoplights along its 1.7-mile stretch between Richmond Ave. and the 610 Loop, reports the River Oaks Examiner‘s Mike Reed. A report prepared last October by the group of companies contracted to build the new Uptown Line lists 21 stoplights and 7 stations.
But that information’s got to be out of date, right?
. . . in response to questions, a Metropolitan Transit Authority spokeswoman said Tuesday that since the report was written, the number of potential signals has increased to 23, with an additional traffic light and an additional pedestrian light under consideration.
While the proposals contained in such reports are subject to change, the original document indicates the scope of the project combined with the density and development in the area would make substantial alterations to the plan difficult at best.
Reed also reports a few details on the rebuilding of Post Oak:
North of Richmond Avenue to Interstate 610, Post Oak Boulevard will be widened to compensate for the narrow median space. Existing lanes will undergo full-depth reconstruction.
Gated crossings will be required at five locations, including the intersection of Post Oak and the Interstate 610 southbound frontage road for both through-traffic and the U-turn lane near the south portal area. Pedestrian gates are added at two locations.
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