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Old 12-27-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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I was driving into town from Pearland on 288 south this morning and I noticed that part of the ground was dug out in the median. It was a fairly long strip, and it looked like a car lane wide.

It was still dark when I saw it, and I don't usually take that route on my way back to see it in the daylight, but maybe I will today to get a better look. I'm wondering what it could be.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Not anytime soon I think when they do expand the will expand the part from 610 to hwy 6 no need to expand any further south
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Not anytime soon I think when they do expand the will expand the part from 610 to hwy 6 no need to expand any further south
Officials consider toll lanes for Highway 288 | abc13.com

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TxDOT officials say environmental studies have been conducted on Highway 288 near Pearland as recently as last year. The Harris County Toll Road Authority also says the area is being evaluated for toll lanes but as of right now there are no official plans or timetable for a project. But when you bring up toll lanes to drivers in Pearland, you get mixed reviews.
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Commissioner Rhodenbaugh says she would like to see toll lanes in three years but is not sure that's feasible in our current economic downturn
So blasted stupid when a train would be better, faster and get commuters off the road and save gas.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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When I first came to the city to look at houses and apartments, there sure were a lot of people heading down 288 after 5. Is that area heading out of the city popular with suburbanites?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Officials consider toll lanes for Highway 288 | abc13.com

So blasted stupid when a train would be better, faster and get commuters off the road and save gas.
Thanks for the info. It's encouraging to see the problem is being discussed, but installing toll lanes? Maybe combo HOV/toll lanes like the ones on I-10 west would be ok.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Yeah, this stretch of road is massive during traffic hours by looking at the video.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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When I first came to the city to look at houses and apartments, there sure were a lot of people heading down 288 after 5. Is that area heading out of the city popular with suburbanites?
Yep, really popular. In 2000, Pearland's population was 37,640, but today, it is estimated to be at 96,000. Should give you an idea on the growth there.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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Not to mention there is still a ton of land in between 610 and Pearland. Very close commute to the City. I know City Park and Brunswick sell a ton of homes because of the location. They just need to clean up some of the older neighborhoods around there. Once City Park is sold out, there will be more residential development in those spots for sure.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Yep, really popular. In 2000, Pearland's population was 37,640, but today, it is estimated to be at 96,000. Should give you an idea on the growth there.
Wow!
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:28 AM
 
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When I first came to the city to look at houses and apartments, there sure were a lot of people heading down 288 after 5. Is that area heading out of the city popular with suburbanites?
Its popular for people who live in the southern suburbs like Pearland & work in the Med Center.
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