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City officials, citizens and interested parties visited La Marque High School Tuesday, June 14, 2017, to participate in TxDOT’s open house and review the proposed IH 45 expansion project. Now, some businesses and citizens are wondering how they’ll be impacted and what they can do to make their voices heard.
City of La Marque has compiled a list of resources:
The purpose of the proposed project would be to accommodate future traffic, reduce congestion, improve hurricane evacuation and improve safety. According to a TxDOT press release, the proposed project from FM 1764 north of the Galveston Causeway Bridge would consist of reconstructing and widening IH 45 from a six-lane interstate to an eight-lane interstate. Additionally, frontage roads would be reconstructed with a minimum of four 12-foot lanes (two in each direction), with bicycle accommodations. Five-foot-wide sidewalks would be constructed where feasible.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque has an estimated population of 16,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living with the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual concert series and BBQ Cookoff; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cookoff that earned Guinness Book of World Records ranking in 2017. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.
Colleen Merritt, MA, Public Relations Specialist
La Marque Economic Development Corporation
1130 1st Street, La Marque, TX 77568
(409) 938-9255 Office
(409) 795-0165 Cell