HOUSTON – Big changes have been proposed for “Lower” Westheimer Road in the Montrose area.

Many drivers know this as the area with two very narrow lanes in each direction with a lot of pot holes and few turn lanes.

The City of Houston uploaded to YouTube computer generated video that shows proposed changes, which in short turn the road into a one-land roadway in each direction with dedicated turn lanes.

The city’s Planning Department writes: “As part of ReBuild Houston, a portion of the Lower Westheimer Corridor is slated for improvements. The Capital Improvement Plan project includes Elgin Street from Main Street to Bagby Street, and Westheimer Road between Bagby Street and Montrose Boulevard. An enhanced pre-engineering study will result in specific recommendations for these roadways.”

Exhibits from the public meeting are published for review and comment. Comments will be accepted through May 31.

On the web: http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/transportation/CMP/LowerWestheimer/index.html