The Uptown District, METRO, and TxDOT are adding two dedicated bus lanes, one in each direction, along Post Oak, between 610 and Richmond.
There will be six car lanes, the same amount that exists now, and dedicated left turn lanes at intersections with stoplights.
The project targets not only shoppers and visitors, but also the 80,000 employees who work in the area.
The new bus lanes connect the boulevard with the 290 and I-10 HOV lanes, giving daily commuters to the Galleria area access to park-and-ride lots.
The project also widens the sidewalks to 12 feet and adds seven rows of trees for shade to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
The total project cost is almost $200 million. The project broke ground in July of 2016, and it's expected to be finished by December of 2018.
You can read more about the project on the theboulevardproject.com.
RELATED: Traffic of Tomorrow Series
Houston's freeway project of a lifetime
Downtown freeway project promises to speed up your commute
Could gondolas help improve traffic in Montrose?
Designers look at gondola system for Montrose area
Can you imagine what Houston traffic might look in 2030 or 2050? Instead of more freeways, one group of young designers from architecture firm Gensler thinks gondolas could help improve traffic. The team suggests using a sky tram system, much like one you would see at a ski resort, between Shepherd and Westheimer.
Design plans aim to lure hyperloop transportation to Texas
Report a typo to the ABC13 staff