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Old 11-20-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wow - this bypass is running along the edge and fences of some neighborhoods......I can only assume that this will lower home values for people unfortunate to live in neighborhoods lining this bypass. Anyone live there with any knowledge of the plans - is there much opposition? I know that the traffic in that area is awful and something needs to be done but I think the city is doing it to the detriment of the current homeowners.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: League City
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I live a mile from League City. I heard about the "5 points" proposal but haven't kept up with the news lately. Traffic is backed up pretty bad on 270 around 5-6 pm so I always postpone any shopping until after 8. I'd love to see any pictures or diagrams of the bypass on the internet.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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I live a mile from League City. I heard about the "5 points" proposal but haven't kept up with the news lately. Traffic is backed up pretty bad on 270 around 5-6 pm so I always postpone any shopping until after 8. I'd love to see any pictures or diagrams of the bypass on the internet.
Go here more more info The League City Official Website! - FM 518 By-Pass General Info.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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I know that the traffic in that area is awful and something needs to be done but I think the city is doing it to the detriment of the current homeowners.

Is there a better way? I certainly can't see it.

Traffic and the sheer # of car accidents in that town was the #1 dealbreaker for me. Nowadays I completely avoid League City. I worked out there and that 5-way intersection, and along 518 all the way to I-45 is plagued with wrecks. The high school, with plenty of incompetent junior rednecks running up & down those roads, doesn't help matters either.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I don't know that there is a better way but I do feel for residents whose properties will back up to the bypass - I would think that it will have to lower their home values as noise will increase and auto pollution in the backyards.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Life sux sometimes. But land you don't own is out of your control. And if it affects a small minority of people to help with traffic then it has to be done. What's worse, bumper to bumper or more lanes with flowing traffic?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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I don't know that there is a better way but I do feel for residents whose properties will back up to the bypass - I would think that it will have to lower their home values as noise will increase and auto pollution in the backyards.
They need to do what Clear Lake has, 8 ft concrete walls around the neighborhoods.
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