M15 Bus Service Rerouted Thanks to Neverending Roadwork on East Houston

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 at 9:08 am by

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Construction on East Houston will never end

The neverending clusterfuck of construction on East Houston apparently requires an army of machinery. At last count the embattled traffic artery now boasts eight backhoes and related equipment, positioned between Forsyth and Allen. In addition, a double wide shoulder was created outside the Sunshine Cinema.

Such roadwork is wreaking havoc on traffic patterns with no end in sight. So much so, that now southbound M15 service – both the local and Select Bus Service – is being rerouted via Chrystie Street. Starting today, the East Houston, Allen/Stanton, and Allen/Delancey stops are out of commission. Stops will instead be made at Chrystie/East Houston and Allen/Delancey (outside Petee’s Pies). It’s anyone’s guess when the status quo will return.

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The service change is all related to the ongoing East Houston reconstruction project, which actually began as part of a larger capital works initiative some ten years ago. The goal is to replace the infrastructure of water piping. Projected completion date is sometime in December 2015, according to DOT press materials, two years tardy of initial target. We’ll pencil in the calendar for 2020.

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