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The Cullen Overpass, at the intersection of Cullen Blvd and Interstate 45, is set for a major upcoming beautification project. The University of Houston’s Senior Graphic Design class recently submitted six design proposals for the Cullen Overpass Initiative, a mural project that will transform the overpass’s concrete pillars into a work of art.

The selection committee charged with choosing the winning design is composed of EaDo District board members and other community stakeholders, including representatives from the City of Houston, Texas Department of Transportation and local businesses. Once the Cullen Overpass Initiative is complete, EaDo will provide ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the painted pillars and overpass area.

The University of Houston students participating in the project worked for several months to prepare designs which reflect the character of the Cullen Overpass, which is a major thoroughfare connecting local neighborhoods to U of H campus and Downtown.

We’re proud to continue to support artistic expression and community beautification in the East Downtown District. With the help of partners like University of Houston, we enjoy working to make tangible improvements to our area. We look forward to announcing the winning design soon!





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