Project Overview

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched a district-wide effort to meld modern-day mobility and aesthetic principles and restore some of the area’s natural beauty along Houston’s roadways, including US 290. TxDOT implemented a program designed to transform some of these concrete-dominated landscapes into ribbons of green. This program, a corridor aesthetics and landscape master plan, was created with input from a special committee, consultant team and the general public. The master plan is now known as the Green Ribbon Project.

The Green Ribbon Project provides TxDOT with guidelines to integrate environmental and aesthetics issues with roadway functionality and is applicable to all TxDOT roadways within the Houston District. greenribbon015greenribbon001

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  • Page 2 - Design Principles
  • Page 3 - Freeway Corridor Structural Elements
  • Page 4 - Landscape Elements
  • Page 5 - "Interchange" Planting Zone
  • Page 6 - "Outer Separation" Planting
  • Page 7 - Detention Ponds