About the Project

Construction on Collingsworth

The Harris County Toll Road Authority’s (HCTRA) Collingsworth Grade Separation Project (Project) will replace the current 4-lane Collingsworth Street with a 4-lane overpass over the Houston Belt & Terminal (HB&T) and Union Pacific Railroads. The overpass, located between Jensen Drive and Maury Street, is approximately three miles north of downtown Houston. Construction began in October 2016 on the Collingsworth Grade Separation, which will allow traffic to flow unobstructed over multiple railroad track crossings improving safety and mobility of through traffic and emergency vehicle access in the area, and will re-connect the neighborhood.

As part of the Collingsworth project, HCTRA is also constructing an 11-acre-foot detention pond facility in order to mitigate any potential impacts from the improvements to Collingsworth. The pond will be located south of Collingsworth Street between the existing HB&T rail line and Maury Street.

HCTRA will be installing storm sewer lines of which some will be in the vicinity of the identified Superfund Site at South Cavalcade. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reviewed and approved HCTRA’s plans for constructing this portion of the project.

In order to ensure the safety of workers, residents, and the general public in the area, HCTRA has hired an environmental firm to monitor management of materials as well as the air quality within the vicinity of the Superfund Site. Representatives from this company will be on-site during construction in this area.