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Posted on: August 17, 2021

TXDOT, city partner on plan for landscape development along Broadway, Ferry Road

Residents may have noticed ongoing landscape maintenance and freeze damage plant pruning and removal work near the Causeway Bridge and will soon see more work along Broadway and Ferry Road. 

After completing an environmental survey and consulting with the city and local organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation has developed a plan to remove vegetation killed during the winter storm and prune the remaining landscaping along state roads.

The state transportation agency in July reviewed all vegetation along Broadway and Ferry Road, which is part of State Highway 87. The review determined which palm trees were damaged beyond repair from the winter storm, requiring removal, and which needed pruning to maintain visibility and safety along the roadway. The contractors hired by the agency are also looking for active nesting birds in the trees and will examine the legacy trees (oaks) near the road.

“We appreciate the attention TxDOT has given to this and the agency’s willingness to work with local partners to ensure vegetation is not unnecessarily removed while maintaining safety,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said.   

The overall project is expected to take two to three months and will include the medians along Broadway and Ferry Road and in the public rights-of-way on the north and south side of Broadway. The maintenance work will require rolling lane closures in the lane closest to where the work is performed, but no more than one lane will be closed at a time. This work will also be coordinated with the ongoing SH 87 roadway asphalt repair work.  The palm trees will be removed in sections down to the soil. 

For now, the work is limited to palm trees and non-legacy vegetation. The four legacy trees identified for removal are undergoing additional review.  

The scope of this project does not include planting trees, but the agency is working toward plans for future landscaping projects with the appropriate local partners.  


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