TSU: Tierwester, Blodgett, Rosewood Streets


Full size cross section rendering of TSU-area streets with landscaping and sidewalks on either side

NEIGHBORHOOD:

Third Ward

TIMELINE:

Est Completion: October 2023

Construction


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

As we complete the improvements Cleburne Street, we will begin the next phase of transforming the streets around the TSU community. Precinct One investment in the streets near the campus will incorporate 6-8 foot wide sidewalks, enhanced transit stops, bike lanes, lighting, and landscaping, which will improve safety and quality of life for all users.

View the presentation for the Blodgett, Tierwester, and Rosewood street improvements.

The original project has now expanded to include Sampson Street and Attucks Street.

HOUSTON CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD APPLAUDS THIRD WARD STREET INVESTMENTS

The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board recently recognized how investments in streets near Texas Southern University and University of Houston, led by Commissioner Rodney Ellis, add to the quality of life for residents. The $43M "project is designed to intentionally address decades of neglect and poor funding as money for streets and drainage usually went to other, often whiter, parts of the city".

The editorial board states that with ten percent of Third Ward households lacking automobiles,"safe routes to walk or bike are critical not just for recreation but for accomplishing everyday errands and getting to work and back." READ the entire editorial.

PROJECT BENEFITS:

  • Improve streets near campus for increased safety for people walking, biking and driving
  • Improve access to transit
  • Provide street and pedestrian lighting
  • Enhance landscaping
  • Upgrade utility and improve drainage capacity