Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates



1. The Grand Parkway segments F-1, F-2 and G


Construction of the Grand Parkway is requiring several lane closures and traffic diversions on a number of roads near the project. Three segments—F-1, F-2 and G—of the project are under simultaneous construction and will total 37 miles of Houston’s third outer loop. The segments stretch from Hwy. 290 to Hwy. 59 and feature major overpasses and interchanges at Hwy. 290 in Cypress, Hwy. 249 in Tomball and I-45.

The Grand Parkway Segment F-2 lane closures
Ongoing work requires a total northbound and southbound closure of Boudreaux Road from FM 2920 to Miramar Lake Boulevard until 4 p.m. Dec. 7. For more up-to-date information on lane closures throughout the month, visit www.grandparkway99.com.

Timeline: July 2013-December 2015
Cost: $1 billion
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation

2. Honea Egypt Road widening


The project is designed to widen Honea Egypt Road in Magnolia from two to four lanes with an additional continuous center-turn lane from the intersection of FM 2978 and FM 1488 to the intersection of Ranch Lake and Sendera Ranch drives. The project, which is 80 percent complete, had a delayed start due to the construction of the San Jacinto River Authority water pipeline system.

Timeline: early July 2015-early 2016
Cost: $3.8 million
Funding sources: Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District, Montgomery County

3. FM 149 improvements


The project is designed with various turn lanes on FM 149 from its intersection with Spur 149 to north of FM 1488. The three-location project includes pavement widening and markings as well as the relocation of an existing traffic signal at FM 149 and FM 1488.

Timeline: late 2014-February 2016
Cost: $3.7 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

 FM 1774 overpass at FM 1488 The project will construct a 0.969-mile flyover to connect FM 1774 over the railroad tracks at FM 1488 and remove the extra left turn at the intersection. Drivers heading across FM 1488 will utilize the regular mainlanes over the railroad tracks. The project is scheduled to be sent out for bid in June.[/caption]

4. FM 1774 overpass at FM 1488


The project will construct a 0.969-mile flyover to connect FM 1774 over the railroad tracks at FM 1488 and remove the extra left turn at the intersection. Drivers heading across FM 1488 will utilize the regular mainlanes over the railroad tracks. The project is scheduled to be sent out for bid in June.

Timeline: late 2016-TBA
Cost: $17 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, Montgomery County

5. Telge Road widening


The five-segment widening project will expand the road from two asphalt lanes to four concrete lanes from south of Little Cypress Creek to FM 2920. The project, which is in the study phase, includes widening of the Telge Road Bridge over Little Cypress Creek. A portion of the $700 million in road bond funds approved in the Nov. 3 election will provide for the design phase, regulatory permitting, right of way acquisition and utility adjustments.

Timeline: TBA
Cost: $35.2 million
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4

6. Mueschke Road widening


Two road-widening projects along Mueschke Road have entered the design phase. One project would widen the road north of the Grand Parkway to Draper Road in Tomball. The second project would widen Mueschke Road from south of the Grand Parkway to Juergen Road.

Timeline: TBA
Cost: TBA
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 3

FM 1774 Segment 2 widening Segment 2 of the FM 1774 widening project spans from West Lost Creek Boulevard to the intersection at FM 149. The road will be widened from two to four lanes with necessary drainage improvements. Utilities are now being relocated along Segment 2 in preparation for construction.[/caption]

7. FM 1774 Segment 2 widening


Segment 2 of the FM 1774 widening project spans from West Lost Creek Boulevard to the intersection at FM 149. The road will be widened from two to four lanes with necessary drainage improvements. Utilities are now being relocated along Segment 2 in preparation for construction.

Timeline: fall 2015-fall 2017
Cost: $18 million
Funding sources: TxDOT