Speaking of the Galveston Causeway (below), it’s the site of one of two exciting new developments I’m watching on my daily commute on I-45. On the causeway, it looks like they’ve strung the last span of open water. This week the contractor stretched beams between the last unconnected and uncovered pilings, in preparation (I assume) for the final concrete pour. If you had asked me a year ago, I’d have said there was no way they’d be done by this fall, as scheduled. Now the question is “How soon can I drive on that side?”
The other exciting news is from the opposite end of my commute, at the site of what is officially being called the “UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes.” The work has begun, without fanfare, without delays. A construction fence went up about a week ago, construction trailers and the all-important Porta-Pots are up on the spot, and earth moving equipment has begun grading and shaping the site. I’m going to really enjoy watching this great new piece of our future take shape. Given the fantastic feedback and results from our other clinics and operations in the region, I have high hopes for the Specialty Care Center. I’ll try to get some pictures and keep you in the loop on the progress.