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Public Works and Engineering - Word on the Street (Better Baytown)

Posted on: July 21, 2023

Full Speed Ahead for Garth Road Widening Project

Garth Rd Widening Project

Construction crews are continuing their hard work, working through this blistering heat, along Garth Road as we prepare for the actual road widening part of this $201 million project.

Residents have been frustrated with traffic on Garth Road for a while, but the City remains focused on addressing these issues across our community. This is definitely the case for Baytown's busiest roadway.

So, what do you need to know now?

  • Road crews are relocating utilities, including water and wastewater lines. 
  • Work is being done in multiple phases, beginning with Phase A & B at the same time.
  • Phase A work is underway from I-10 and Garth Road to Hunt Road. 
  • Phase B work is also taking place from Hunt to South Road, near Archer.
  • Lane closures expected occasionally during this phase.
  • This work is expected to last until early next year.

The actual road widening, that will start at I-10 and Garth Road, will begin in 2024 after relocating utilities. The project should wrap up by early 2027. Until then, you will be encouraged to use other roads to avoid the construction zone. If you have to use Garth Road, be a safe and patient driver. Remember that this project is a marathon, not a sprint. 

Most of this widening project is funded through the Transportation Improvement Program through the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

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