GALVESTON, TX – Jan. 10, 2019 – Work began this week on a project to further beautify and improve the walkability of Galveston’s historic Strand district by rehabilitating the paving bricks at intersections along the street.
The project will include the intersections from 21st to 24th streets along The Strand. The City is rehabilitating the historic brick pavers because they are heavily worn and have ruts, which make them difficult for pedestrians to cross.
The first phase of the work involves closing the southern half of each of the four intersections. The work on the intersections is happening concurrently to speed up the project and reduce the inconvenience to the downtown. Accordingly, traffic will be restricted to one-way traffic heading west. Parking is still available on both sides of the street, but with all vehicles pointing west toward 25th Street.
During the second phase, the traffic and parking will be directed eastbound because the south side of the road will be open and the north side closed.
Please use Harborside or Mechanic to detour around the construction zones. No businesses will be closed due to this construction, and all work is expected to be complete by the middle of May.
Galveston City Council in October hired the construction firm for the project. The $400,000 project is being paid for with money from the 2017 voter-approved bond election.