Houston Public Works Press Release

Temporary Lane Closures Impacting Texas Medical Center Traffic

January 30, 2024

HOUSTON - Houston Public Works will implement additional temporary lane closures on Friday, February 2, 2024, to continue extensive repairs to underground infrastructure at Main Street and University Boulevard. Traffic detour and reduced speed signs have been placed near the area. Commuters and patients should plan accordingly and use alternate routes as crews work diligently to complete the repairs.
The temporary lane closures are expected to impact Texas Medical Center traffic until the end of April 2024:
•    Northbound traffic reduced to two lanes on Main St., between Dryden Rd. and University Blvd.
•    Westbound and eastbound traffic reduced to one lane in each direction on University Blvd., between Main St. and Fannin St.
•    Westbound University Blvd will be closed to traffic between Main St. and Travis St.

Please note that the repairs are not impacting water service to facilities in the area.

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Houston Public Works (www.HoustonPublicWorks.org) is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, responsible for creating a strong foundation for Houston to thrive. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection, and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 671-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association.
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