Garth Road Widening Project

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The Garth Road Widening Project includes reconstructing and widening the existing Garth Road roadway from four to six lanes from I-10 to Baker Road.

WHY is the project needed: The purpose of the proposed project is to facilitate mobility for anticipated population growth in Harris County and enhance safety for the traveling public by adding travel lanes to increase capacity. The project is needed to increase capacity due to population growth in the region and to mitigate flooding along the corridor.

HOW LONG will the project take: This project would be completed in 6 phases over the course of 8 years. See the Document Library on this project page for more detailed information on this project.

WHAT are the project improvements exactly: three 11-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction and a 16-foot-wide noncontinuous raised median, a 6.5-foot sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot-wide shared use path on the other side of the roadway. Right-turn lanes would also be provided at some locations. Improvements from Baker Road to SH 146 include the construction of raised medians and pedestrian/bicycle accommodations. Additional safety features include adding a shared use path and adding raised medians with dedicated left turn lanes at selected intersections.


The Garth Road Widening Project includes reconstructing and widening the existing Garth Road roadway from four to six lanes from I-10 to Baker Road.

WHY is the project needed: The purpose of the proposed project is to facilitate mobility for anticipated population growth in Harris County and enhance safety for the traveling public by adding travel lanes to increase capacity. The project is needed to increase capacity due to population growth in the region and to mitigate flooding along the corridor.

HOW LONG will the project take: This project would be completed in 6 phases over the course of 8 years. See the Document Library on this project page for more detailed information on this project.

WHAT are the project improvements exactly: three 11-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction and a 16-foot-wide noncontinuous raised median, a 6.5-foot sidewalk on one side and a 10-foot-wide shared use path on the other side of the roadway. Right-turn lanes would also be provided at some locations. Improvements from Baker Road to SH 146 include the construction of raised medians and pedestrian/bicycle accommodations. Additional safety features include adding a shared use path and adding raised medians with dedicated left turn lanes at selected intersections.


  • Art Survey Results

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    There were a total of 726 participants between online submissions and then in person voting at pop up parks, neighborhood meetings, open house for planning, and the lobby of the Sterling Municipal Library. The chosen art designs were waves, redfish, flock of seagulls, cattails, and white egret.

  • 9-16-20: Public Meeting Report Available

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    The report from the Garth Road Virtual Public Meeting held on September 16, 2020 is now available. The full 241 page report can be in the Document Library: Virtual Public Meeting Documentation. Because the document is so long, we have pulled out the Comment/Response portion of the report, where project managers answer the comments left during the public meeting. It can be viewed here.


  • Design Engineering Awarded

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    In late November 2020, City Council awarded the design engineering contract for the Garth Rd Widening project to Kimley Horn & Associates. The work will begin with design to reconstruct the first two phases of roadway, from IH-10 to Hunt Rd and from Hunt Rd to south of Archer Rd. This includes water and wastewater relocations, roadway and signal design. The work will then continue to design future phases so the City is prepared to seek additional federal funding with shovel ready projects.

  • Garth Road Podcast Episode

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    Please check out the community podcast, Baytown Engage, where Andrea Brinkley, Assistant Director-Capital Projects, and Nick Woolery, Assistant City Manager, discuss the first virtual public meeting for the Garth Road Widening Project. Listen on Spotify, Apple, and Podbean today to learn more about the why behind this project, the timeline, funding, and what impacts will look like for drivers throughout this process.

  • Virtual Public Meeting: September 16

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    The first Public Meeting for the Garth Road Project was held virtually on Baytown Engage on September 16. The public comment period was from September 16 - October 1. Below is the Garth Road Widening Virtual Public Meeting in English and Spanish. The Flyover Video, also linked below, is a visualization of what the widening project would look like once complete.


    Virtual Public Meeting in English: https://youtu.be/SIEe8Wdw5q0

    Virtual Public Meeting in Spanish/Version en Español de la presentation publica: https://youtu.be/6o_7kPCEIs8

    Flyover Video in English: https://youtu.be/Mc-jWr1TZ6U

    Flyover Video in Spanish/Video Aéreo en Español: https://youtu.be/cfsgfb04ndc

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