Update: Galveston County's stretch of 146
With so many students in Seabrook, El Lago and Taylor Lake Village most likely headed over the lake to League City's new high school next year, time-strapped parents are worried about the drive.
GoogleMaps shows a 9.4-mile, 19-minute drive from Taylor Lake Village's City Hall south to the high school in the Education Village. That's vs. a 5.5-mile, 12-minute drive north to Clear Lake High School. But of course those numbers don't necessarily take into account morning-rush-hour traffic or the inconvenience of driving in the opposite direction of your office in Houston.
Obviously those rough drive times don't factor in roadwork that hasn't yet started either. So what's in store for Texas 146 that could speed up the drive or slow it down when the construction cones come out?
There's already a big project under way north of Red Bluff, but Deidra Samuels of the Texas Department of Safety reports that no projects are on the calendar for 146 between NASA Parkway and Texas 96, the turnoff for the Education Village.
That's not to say no projects are planned, just that they're not funded. Which means construction in the next five years is unlikely.
Still curious about the long term?
Plans for Texas 146 call for the eventual construction of eight lanes between Red Bluff to just south of FM 518 in League City. There would be overpasses at Repsdorph and NASA Parkway.
Then Texas 146 would be six lanes down the highway to where it ends, connecting up to Highway 3 and 197. An overpass would be built at Texas 96.
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