news | 08.21.22

Land Bridge Over Traffic Tunnels and 50 Acres of Restored Prairie Reunite Two Halves of Houston's Memorial Park

For over 50 years, the 1,500 acres of Houston's Memorial Park were separated into two halves by high-speed traffic on Memorial Drive. By the end of 2022, a new land bridge will reunify the park for people and animals, with four tunnels conveying traffic under 35-foot-tall hills.

The Memorial Park "Land Bridge", one of Tellepsen's most exciting, unique ongoing projects, has been an immensely collaborative process with the Memorial Park Conservancy and all of our partners on the project. This project will have a tremendously positive impact on the community, including both humans and wildlife.

The T In Ingenuity

"Tellepsen was really instrumental in helping us define an alignment for Memorial Drive that let us build the new tunnels and keep two of the three lanes of traffic open in each direction, while minimizing impact outside of the land bridge work area. They did a really specific assessment of how to install the arches and how much work area they needed to backfill them to specifications."

Randy Odinet, Executive Vice President, Memorial Park Conservancy