A message from Abbie Kamin Regarding HCFD’s Virtual Community Engagement Meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Friends and neighbors,

I wanted to take a moment to make sure you’re aware of the details for the upcoming Hillcroft Avenue Bridge construction that is a key part of Project Brays and addressing flooding concerns in the area.

You may have noticed construction and detour signs starting to go up this week on the main and side streets of Hillcroft and Braeswood. This is in preparation for the June 15 closing of the Hillcroft Ave. Bridge.

As part of Project Brays, the bridge will be raised and modified to have four 11-feet wide lanes, including a left-turn lane and 10-foot sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. New signal lights and re-striped lanes will be added at the intersections of North and South Braeswood Blvd to assist with traffic. The bridge is expected to be closed for 90 days, eliminating North/South travel across the bridge during this period. East/West travel may be also impacted by lane closures for intersection work. While this construction takes place, the Brays Bayou Greenway trail between Glenfield Court and Queensloch Drive will be detoured to the sidewalk along the south side of South Braeswood Blvd.

I know this will create some headaches, but the long-term benefits to tackle flooding are critical.

Harris County Flood Control District is hosting a Virtual Community Engagement Meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. For updates and access instructions for this meeting, visit https://www.projectbrays.org/all-segments/segment-4/about-hillcroft-ave-bridge/.

My office is in close contact with Houston Public Works and Harris Country Flood Control on a range of things from traffic control, mitigating cut-through traffic in neighborhoods, and other concerns residents have raised. Please contact my chief of staff Julia Retta (CCed) at Julia.Retta@houstontx.gov or 832-393-3367 if you need assistance, and we will connect you.

Also, just as a reminder, we are still monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf. As of today meteorologists are predicting it will head east toward Louisiana, but it’s an important reminder that we are in Hurricane Season. We ask that each of you encourage neighbors to be prepared, sign up for AlertHouston, clear out drains and ditches in your neighborhood, and review your emergency plan with your families. For more information and resources you can go to: https://houstonemergency.org/.

All my best,

Abbie Kamin