Traffic counts show an average of about 46,000 people currently cross the bridge between Kemah and Seabrook each day, officials said.
During his time as sheriff, Taylor was regarded as a mentor, innovator and political powerhouse.
“We’ve been talking about regional solutions for more than 20 years in this area, but nothing has really come to fruition on a large scale,” League City Councilman Hank Dugie said.
Legal actions to define wetlands at the federal level are heating up in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas at Galveston.
Homes flooded multiple times over the past 40 years are target of a soon-to-begin program.