Thursday, August 22, 2013

Baker Road Extension - Now Blue Heron Parkway!

I rode my bicycle down the new road today from Barkuloo Park to Sjolander Road and then back to North Main.  It appears they are going to route Crockett Elementary traffic east on the new road and make them enter in the back forty of the school property, but this is unconfirmed.  Crockett Park big-wig David Lee is petitioning the city to make this happen.

"Mr. Leiper, I am wanting to start a conversation with the City of Baytown and Harris County about improvements to Barkuloo Road. There are three major subdivisions that are in the proximity of Crockett Elementary School. They are Crockett Park, Bay Brook Place, and Chaparral Village. With all of the recent growth in this area, Barkuloo Road has become more and more congested and is in need of improvement.

The road itself is in need of repair due to the increase in traffic. The need for sidewalks on both sides of the street are also necessary to facilitate the amount of foot and bicycle traffic as well. The extension off of Baker Road to Sjolander Road (the Blue Heron Parkway) is also going to increase traffic in this area. 

Crockett Elementary School traffic already causes a substantial back-up on Barkuloo Road both morning and evening during the week. With the addition of the Blue Heron Parkway, this is only going to get worse. We are asking the city and the county to assist us in getting this area of concern studied and a plan put into place for improvements to said area. Thank you for your time in this matter.  Sincerely,  David C Lee   Crockett Park HOA President"

Pouring cement on the north side
Looking west, toward Barkuloo Road.
Another empty cement truck.  One of many.
Angel Brothers foreman oversees the road construction.
The turn-off behind Crockett Elementary

The area behind Crockett Elementary being cleared.
The beginning of the Blue Heron Parkway at North Main in Baytown.

Sculpted pond behind Chaparral Village 9-24-13.

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