See the latest news on Katy area transportation projects

See what has been happening with Katy area transportation projects:

1. Westpark Tollway/FM 1093 extension
Westpark Tollway will be extended west from the Grand Parkway to west of the Cross Creek Ranch community in Fulshear. Phase 1 of the project opened in early November while Phase 2 mainly focuses on FM 1093, which will be a two-lane frontage road in each direction. The project is expected to finish on time.

Timeline: February 2016-February 2018
Cost: $3 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County Assistance District 1, Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, Emergency Services District 100, Texas Department of Transportation

2. Cane Island Parkway extension

Two lanes of concrete road will be constructed on Cane Island Parkway between Willow Fork and FM 1463, as well as a new concrete bridge and channel improvements. The 600-foot-long bridge is under construction while all utility lines have been moved. After the bridge is complete, the concrete roadway can be paved. The project has now been projected to open about two months behind schedule due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

Timeline: July 2017-June 2018
Cost: $9 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, city of Katy, Ventana Development

3. Franz Road improvements

A segment of Franz Road between Avenue D and Reston Falls Lane was relocated and opened Oct. 30. The new segment—Phase 1 of the project—was widened to a four-lane boulevard and the old portion of Franz Road was renamed to Franz Court. The road is eventually expected to be extended to the Falls at Green Meadows subdivision and then turn into Bartlett Road near the Cane Island master-planned community. A bridge is also being built over the Cane Island Branch of Buffalo Bayou.

Timeline: October 2016-summer 2018
Cost: $2.1 million
Funding source: Katy Development Authority

4. Mason and Franz roads intersection

The intersection will receive new northbound and southbound dual left-turn lanes on Mason Road. Eastbound and westbound left-turn lanes on Franz Road will be extended and the traffic signal will be replaced.

Timeline: 90 days ending in second quarter 2018
Cost: $826,000
Funding source: Harris County

5. Cane Island Boulevard and Hwy. 90 intersection

A new four-way intersection of Cane Island Boulevard at the entrance of the Cane Island master-planned community Hwy. 90 opened in early November.  Drivers can use the four-lane boulevard to connect with the highway as a traffic signal was also installed.

Timeline: completed Nov. 6
Cost: TBD
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation