Harris County Precinct Two Commissioner Jack Morman addressed a crowd of nearly 300 people and over 35 elected officials at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday March 12, 2015.
The State of the County address was organized by Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Deer Park Chamber of Commerce; La Port-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce; South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce; South Houston Chamber of Commerce and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioner Morman gave an update on Harris County including the Hospital District and the Port of Houston. He highlighted many of the projects that have only been accomplished because of the partnership and close working relationship he has with the mayors of the 15 cities within the boundaries of Precinct Two. However, the most exciting of all the projects was the unveiling of the new Ship Channel Bridge with beautiful artist renderings of what the bridge will look like during the day as well as at night. Counting the approaches, the bridge project is expected to cost $800 million dollars, it will double the number of lanes from 4 to 8 and increase the width of the lanes from 10 feet to 12 feet. The new bridge will also improve ship channel safety by removing the supports from the channel. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed is expected in 2021.