Elmside/Woodchase Streetscape Improvements Take Shape

Trees, Pedestrian Lighting Enhance Project

Crews install a pedestrian light pole on Woodchase Drive along east side of sidewalk next to Wind River Park Townhomes.

Months of construction progress and work are enhancing Elmside and Woodchase Drives as streetscape improvements are nearing completion. Select driveway sections along the path have been replaced and repaved while wider, continuous sidewalks have been built on the east side of the street.

The new sidewalks connect pedestrians and cyclists from Westheimer to Woodchase Park. Along the 1.4 mile-path, the District replaced span wires with the installation of traffic light mast arms (at Westpark and Richmond), added seat walls, bike racks, half-moon spheres and mile markers. Numerous pedestrian light poles will illuminate the path in the evenings and enhanced landscaping, including 65-gallon Loquat-leaf Oak and 30-gallon Crape Myrtle trees, will be added along the sidewalks.  Additional landscaping will follow with understory planting, consisting of Drift Roses, varigated Flax Lily, and dwarf oleander.

Pedestrians and runners can see what distance they’ve traveled with mile markers on the streets’ new sidewalks.

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