W. Airport Extension is Now Open
Two years and four months ago, I joined Council Member Green, Donald Perkins, TX DOT, James Construction and members of our community for the ground breaking ceremony for the W. Airport extension project. We were excited to celebrate the coming of another much needed mobility project in District K.
Friday, June 19th, we held a small but significant ribbon cutting celebration to mark the official opening of W. Airport from Hiram Clarke to Almeda Road. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we were unable to have a public ceremony but that did not stop us from commemorating this occasion in District K fashion.
This newly built 2.5 mile, east/west connection consists of a 4-lane divided (raised median) concrete pavement, concrete curb and gutter, signing, pavement markings, storm sewers, drainage ditches, retaining walls, new signals and illumination coming soon. The project also includes 6’ sidewalks a dedicated bike path, two new bridges: C-146 Channel and C-161 HCFCD Channel, two new ponds and landscaping along the roadway and around the ponds. The total cost of the project was $22,634, 383.
This project, like so many others is extra special to our community. I’m so honored to continue the work we started together. Ride through and check out the newest streets in District K!