Major revitalization project underway in coastal community of Seabrook

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Steve Campion has a look at the changes coming to ‪Seabrook‬ due to the upcoming expansion of State Highway 146.

In Southeast Texas, massive growth and urban sprawl is the way of life. Seabrook leaders want to make sure their future is in their own hands.

This week, they renamed 2nd Street to Main Street as part of their effort to kick start tourism.

The big fear in the small city is the expansion of State Highway 146. In just a few years, construction plans promise to expand it to 12 lanes in some places. The huge roadway will cut right down the middle of the city.

Seabrook Mayor Glenn Royal says the city wants development to happen in way characteristic of their community.

"When I see old Seabrook today, it reminds me of what Austin was in the 70s or what the Heights was 20 or ever 30 years old," said Mayor Royal. "One of my favorite sayings is don't keep us a secret and this is our chance to not keep us a secret. Seabrook is such a cool place to live."

Seabrook announced plans for an annual food and wine festival to draw in visitors. The inaugural "Celebration Seabrook" is set for November 14th. For more information, visit www.celebrationseabrook.com.

For more information on the expansion of State Highway 146, Seabrook created an animation showing the changes.

Tap to watch on the news app.

You can visit the city's dedicated page about the ongoing expansion at http://seabrooktx.gov/index.aspx?NID=369
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