Memorial Heights Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project Update

We’re constantly working to enhance the quality of life for visitors and residents. Completed, current and upcoming improvements starting soon in Memorial Heights include:


  • The White Oak Bayou Trail Extension
  • Pavement marking at West Dallas

Currently Underway→ 

  • Shepherd Durham Project
  • Sidewalk at Heights Blvd. & Center St. and re-striping of Heights from Washington to I-10
  • Median construction at Houston Ave. & Spring St. 

Coming Soon→

  • Trail crossings at Heights Blvd. & 7th St. 
  • Trail crossing at White Oak Dr. & Heights Blvd. 
  • Traffic Light at Yale and Center (In Design Stage)

At Houston Ave. & Spring St., safety for the trail users crossing on the north side of the intersection and drivers is the priority. As improvements are made, our goal is to have a minimal impact on your commute. The following considerations were part of the decision to add concrete medians to the intersection:

  • The concrete medians provide a refuge for trail users crossing Houston Ave. to wait for drivers to stop and allow them to cross.
  • The refuge will also make it easier for trail users to access the bike lanes on Houston Avenue north of Spring Street.
  • The median will help drivers with the tricky transition from the narrow road north of Spring to the wider section on the south by giving them clear, physical guidance.
  • The eastbound left turns must be restricted from Spring Street to protect the trail users as they cross Houston Avenue.
  • With the median, northbound drivers on Houston Avenue who want to take a left turn onto Spring Street would encroach into the pedestrian refuge area and could block other vehicles headed north; therefore, the northbound left turns must be restricted from Houston Avenue.

While improvements are being made to provide a safer commute for multimodal travelers, we recommend accessing side streets that allow access into the neighborhoods from Houston Avenue (click here for a map of the area).  For regional traffic, Crocket Street is 500 feet south of Spring St. and is another alternative for a smoother commute.

These changes are part of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project, and updates are posted regularly at We welcome your questions and feedback throughout this process. Please contact us here.


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Street Closure This Week

The City of Houston has scheduled a temporary water service outage tonight, April 24, starting at 9:00 p.m. and lasting through the morning of Thursday, April 25.

Residents and businesses in the vicinity of Shepherd @ 28th St. will be impacted. For weekly construction updates, visit