Posted on: October 24, 2017

TxDOT to Begin 61st Street Beautification Project on Wednesday

Galveston, TX – October 24, 2017 – 35 beautiful new palm trees will line the medians along one of Galveston’s main corridors on 61st Street from Broadway to Seawall Blvd by this weekend. This investment from TxDOT will help further the City’s focus to beautify our entry points as we aim to attract the engaged visitor.


“61st Street is one of our main thoroughfares on the Island,” said Mayor James D. Yarbrough. “To see TxDOT make an investment in a beautification project for Galveston signifies a strong relationship between the state and the City. Tourism is one of the major economic drivers for the State of Texas and we are grateful they recognize Galveston’s role in those dollars.”


The $30,000 project will be completed by Texas Wall & Landscape. The project will require a single lane closure along the southbound lane of 61st Street during installation. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday October 25th and will last through Wednesay, November 1st. Per TxDOT regulations, work will only be take place from 9am to 3pm during the week, and no work will be done over the weekend. Closures associated with this project will be available in real-time online at


Road Closures:

The project will only require a single lane closure on the southbound lane closest to the median of 61st. Work will be performed on the following days from 9am to 3pm:

  • Wednesday October 25th through Friday October 27th
  • Monday October 31st through Wednesday November 1st


For More Information:

To view more about the investments that TxDOT is making across the state, please visit

 For more information about this project, please contact TxDOT’s Public Information Officer, Danny Perez, or by calling (713) 802-5077.

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