State Highway 146 is a state owned highway and is maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation. Traffic light problems, potholes and other concerns should be reported directly to TxDOT by calling (713) 802-5000. Learn more about the TxDOT Houston District here.
SH 146 Expansion
The expansion of the Highway 146 is greatly needed to alleviate daily traffic congestion and will also allow safe passage for motorists during hurricane evacuations. SH 146 is an official hurricane evacuation corridor.
More details concerning the physical logistics of the project will be released closer to the construction phase. At this time, the construction phase of the project is not expected to break ground until 2017.
GIS SH 146 Overlay Map
Recently, the city added a new layer to their GIS mapping system that shows residents and businesses the exact schematic of the new highway design. Users can zoom in to see how current businesses will be affected and how existing parcels will be divided. This new tool is useful to landowners who are scouting perspective businesses. The new highway frontage will be extremely appealing to both local businesses and up and coming franchises. To view these maps, go to www.seabrooktx.gov/gis and click the City Map – Public option.
Right-of-way acquisition began in January 2016 and Seabrook will start to see storefronts closed and demolished in 2017. Taco Bell/KFC will close their doors at the end of January 2017 and shortly after the Seabrook House of Flowers will be relocating the Pelican Plaza off NASA Parkway across from Endeavor Marina.
As the year progresses residents can expect additional dining and retails stores along the highway corridor to either close or relocate. All the storefronts currently located on the west side of the highway will be impacted. To help retain businesses the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) in conjunction with the City of Seabrook is actively engaging with the businesses that will be affected.
Financial Impact on the City of Seabrook
With the expectation that the City of Seabrook may see a reduction in property and sales tax as a result of the highway expansion, city officials established the SH 146 Stabilization Fund to help offset the loss of revenue during the construction phase. The good news is that newly approved and pending developments have the potential to replace this lost revenue stream before highway construction begins.
Download SH 146 Stabilization Fund Ordinance
If you have questions about the project, please contact TxDOT directly. You may contact their Public Information Office who be able to better assist you.
TxDOT Public Information Officer
Seabrook businesses may contact the Seabrook Economic Development Director if they would like to discuss relocation options within the city of Seabrook.
Director of Economic Development
If you are a current lessee along the railroad corridor and have questions regarding Union Pacific's review process please contact Union Pacific directly.