Heavy Equipment Haul Update: The plan is to move through Friendswood tonight and stage the shipment at FM 528 and Blackhawk Boulevard. The shipment will move again at 5:00 PM on Thursday and reach I-45 at approximately 8:30 PM, continuing onto the NASA Bypass and traveling east on NASA1 to Kirby. The City will continue to monitor the route and update as necessary.
For more information, please see the details below:
The heavy equipment and support vehicles will enter the NASA Bypass from I-45. All lanes of the bypass will be shut down during the move. The vehicles will then travel east on NASA Road 1 on their way to the Houston Bayport Terminal. The equipment is currently scheduled to move through Nassau Bay between 11:00 PM Thursday and 3:00 AM Friday. Officers will be controlling traffic at all impacted intersections. Visit Nassau Bay’s Facebook page the night of the move for more up-to-date timing.
The equipment being hauled is 27 feet tall and will require power and traffic lights to be disconnected and reconnected along the route. CenterPoint Energy stated that outages should last only a few minutes. However, there is a possibility power outages could last for up to two hours for some customers. Citizens are encouraged to sign up for CenterPoint Energy’s Power Alert Service to receive notifications of outages directly from Centerpoint.