Deussen Parkway trail with bike

Deussen Parkway Trail

TEI designed and improved approximately two miles of new pedestrian and bicycle facilities for Harris County Precinct 1 in partnership with the City of Houston. The new trails connect many residents in northeast Harris County to Deussen Park.

The project included a new 12’ multi-use trail along the west side of Deussen Parkway between the roadway and the drainage channel from W Lake Houston Parkway to Sunland Gardens Lane. To improve access to the trail, TEI designed new pedestrian crossings at the intersections of Deussen Parkway and Sunny Heath Lane as well as Deussen Parkway and Summerstorm Lane. Each of these locations is a three-legged intersection with a southbound left-turn lane into the neighborhoods to the east. To make crossings safer, the project replaced painted medians with concrete curbed medians including a pedestrian refuge.

Other key project elements include:
pedestrian signal improvements and new pedestrian and trail crossings for the signalized intersection at Deussen Parkway and W Lake Houston Parkway, and new median pedestrian refuges within the existing roadway medians.

  • New six-foot sidewalk along the north side of Deussen Parkway between Summerwood Lakes Drive and W Lake Houston Parkway, within the Summerwood Lakes community.
  • ADA-compliant curb ramps and new safe crosswalks at Summerwood Lakes Drive, Wadlington Drive, and Tan Hill Drive.
  • Concrete pads for future BCycle Stations at Sunny Heath Lane, Sunland Gardens Lane, and Misty Cloud Lane.

An all-way stop at the intersection of Deussen Parkway and Sunland Gardens Lane was constructed and the left-turn lanes on Deussen Parkway were converted to curbed medians with a pedestrian refuge. These new crossings will provide safe crossings from the new trail to the existing sidewalks adjacent to the neighborhood on the east side of Deussen Parkway.

From Sunland Gardens Lane to Misty Cloud Lane, the existing sidewalk and bridge are utilized for connecting people walking and biking between the two new trail segments and across the drainage channel.

The new 12’ multi-use trail picks up at Misty Cloud Lane connecting to Deussen Park at Deussen Drive, with a new gate entrance where the trail enters the park. The trail ties into the existing trails location just inside the park’s Deussen Drive entrance.


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