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Posted on: September 13, 2019

City announces traffic plan for 25th Street project

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The City of Galveston is seeking feedback from property owners and residents who live on 25th Street about the traffic plan for the 25th Street reconstruction project.

We anticipate construction beginning on the 25th Street reconstruction project in late October or early November, and the project is expected to continue for 18 months.

The project will include the repaving of 25th Street between Broadway and Seawall, water and sewer improvements, one traffic signal replacement, and drainage improvements. Once completed, this will be a major upgrade for one of the island’s main corridors.

We understand that construction is inconvenient and have heard your concerns about construction issues and can assure you that we have taken steps to avoid similar issues.  In implementing plans with the contractor, the City of Galveston has taken into account your feedback and prepared a plan that should result in the least possible impact on residents and businesses.

The project will be completed in sections to reduce the amount of time that the road is torn up in front of individual’s properties.  

We will implement the following traffic plan:

Contractors will close the east side of 25th Street to thru traffic between Avenue L and Seawall. People who live or have businesses along the street will maintain driving access to their property at all times except when the construction is directly in front of their particular home.

The west side of 25th Street will remain open to two-way traffic while the east side is closed to thru traffic between Avenue L and Seawall.

Between Broadway and Avenue L, one lane will remain open on the east side and the west side will stay one-way traffic only, as it is now. When driving from Broadway, all thru traffic will move to the west side of the median at Avenue L. Barricades will help direct traffic to the changing lanes at Avenue L.

We anticipate the east side remaining closed for 16 months. The reason the east side will remain closed to thru traffic is because this is where the contractors will access the water and sewer lines for utility improvements.

The west side will be the last phase of the project, but will take less time because the underlying utility work will have already been completed. The work on the west side will be limited to drainage inlet work and sidewalk and curb repair. Therefore, only small sections of the west side of the street will be affected.

The work will be completed in four approximately 1,000 foot sections. Each construction zone, or section of work, is expected to take about four months. Within each section, it is expected that a person may be limited from accessing their driveway or parking directly in front of their home for approximately one month of the project. Contractors will work from Broadway to Seawall.

Intersections at cross streets will remain open.

Please see the attached map for a visual of the traffic plan. We also ask that you provide us your thoughts and feedback on this traffic plan. Email your feedback to by October 1, 2019.

The City of Galveston is committed to providing residents with as much information as possible throughout this process. These communications will be posted to and on the City’s social media accounts on Facebook at City of Galveston and on Nextdoor.


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