News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: February 24, 2020

City of Victoria, UHV to host public forum on Ben Wilson Street Corridor

Ben Wilson Corridor artist rendering

The City of Victoria and University of Houston-Victoria will host a March 4 public forum to give Victoria residents a chance to learn and ask questions about the long-anticipated Ben Wilson Street Corridor Improvements Project. 

The Ben Wilson Street Corridor public forum will take place at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at the UHV University North Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. The public meeting will allow residents to provide feedback as the design phase begins. Those unable to attend will be able to watch the meeting live and submit questions on the City of Victoria’s Facebook page. The event is free and open to the public. 

“We want to provide an opportunity for surrounding neighbors or any stakeholder who’s interested in the project to come learn about the project and ask any questions,” said City Manager Jesús A. Garza.

Victoria’s City Council at its Jan. 21 meeting hired engineering consulting firm Freese and Nichols to provide design services for the project. Victoria residents will be able to view educational materials and discuss the project with representatives of Freese and Nichols as well as UHV and the City of Victoria.

“UHV is a big part of this community,” said City Engineer/Public Works Director Ken Gill. “As it grows, so do the educational opportunities for residents, as well as research and sporting opportunities. This road is an integral part of that.”

At the Jan. 21 City Council meeting, a representative with Freese and Nichols provided an overview of the project, which will increase pedestrian safety in the area, improve design, address some drainage issues and establish the Ben Wilson corridor as the entryway to the UHV campus.

“When we awarded that design contract to Freese and Nichols, we committed to keeping the public as updated and as involved in the process as possible,” Garza said. “We look forward to hearing what our community has to say.” 


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

Part of U.S. 77 to close completely near Northside Road, including intersection

Part of U.S. Highway 77 to close

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Jesus Garza

City moves forward with master plans

Posted on: September 22, 2020
North Street will close to through traffic from Laurent Street to George Street

Part of North Street to close

Posted on: September 17, 2020
Police Patches

City announces chief of police finalists

Posted on: September 11, 2020

Notice of Adopted 2020 Tax Rate

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Texas Department of Transportation logo

Navarro median project update

Posted on: June 26, 2020
700 Main Center

City facilities to close to public

Posted on: March 20, 2020
051820_mainstreet_city_corner

Victoria Main Street board to fill vacancy

Posted on: February 24, 2020