Calhoun/Griggs/MLK Safety Improvements

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Project Overview


The Calhoun-Griggs-MLK Corridor is a planned project to improve street safety and connect people to work, school, parks, and other destinations in a way that supports a healthy lifestyle as outlined in the Martin Luther King Corridor Healthy Connections Study. The corridor is currently proposed as an approximately 7-mile street redesign encompassing three street segments:

  • Calhoun Rd from Wheeler Ave to Griggs Rd

  • Griggs Rd from Tierwester St to Beekman Rd

  • Martin Luther King Blvd from Griggs Rd to the Sims Bayou


Street improvements are proposed on three key corridors from Brays Bayou to Sims Bayou, including:

Project Overview


The Calhoun-Griggs-MLK Corridor is a planned project to improve street safety and connect people to work, school, parks, and other destinations in a way that supports a healthy lifestyle as outlined in the Martin Luther King Corridor Healthy Connections Study. The corridor is currently proposed as an approximately 7-mile street redesign encompassing three street segments:

  • Calhoun Rd from Wheeler Ave to Griggs Rd

  • Griggs Rd from Tierwester St to Beekman Rd

  • Martin Luther King Blvd from Griggs Rd to the Sims Bayou


Street improvements are proposed on three key corridors from Brays Bayou to Sims Bayou, including:

  • Sidewalk and curb ramp improvements

  • Adding and restriping crosswalks

  • Intersection improvements for all road users

  • New wider, protected bikeways

  • Transit improvements such as rebuilt, better-placed bus stops and improved connections.


This project is a partnership between the City of Houston and Harris County Precinct 1. In addition to being identified in the Houston Bike Plan, the Calhoun-Griggs-MLK Healthy Connections Corridor aims to improve safety for all road users. The proposed corridor redesign is aligned with the City's Vision Zero commitment to end traffic deaths and serious injuries and improve street safety for everyone who walks, bikes, uses a wheelchair and drives. This includes street redesign to slow vehicle speeds, a barrier-protected bikeway, intersection enhancements to make it safer for people walking and biking to cross the street, and transit improvements to make bus stops more comfortable and to improve route efficiency.

To learn more, view the public meeting presentation and exhibits of the corridor in the "Documents" section of the webpage.

Please review, comment and ask questions about the Calhoun-Griggs-MLK Healthy Connections Corridor proposal using the "Questions and Comments" section.

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    Will this project include mlk to 610 .

    iva jeanjacques asked 4 days ago

    Yes, this project will include MLK from Griggs Rd to Sims Bayou. The intersection of MLK and 610 is included in that segment. 

    Thank you for your question.

    -VL

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    I'm so excited to use this new bike corridor! I'll be especially grateful for the intersection improvements at the IH-610 frontage roads.

    NealEhardt asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We will make sure to include improvements to those intersections as part of this plan. Please reach out to me at virginia.lynn@houstontx.gov if you have specific safety concerns at those locations that we can make sure to consider and respond to in the design phase.

    -VL