MAP: See how these Katy area transportation projects are progressing



Cane Island Parkway Extension
Concrete pavement is being installed on the two-lane road under construction to connect Cane Island Parkway and FM 1463 just south of I-10 in Katy. Weather interruptions and additions to the scope of the project have delayed work and increased the nearly $9 million budget by $200,000. Channel improvements to the Willow Fork were added to the project after erosion caused by Tropical Storm Harvey near the new bridge was discovered.

Timeline: July 2017-July 2018
Cost: $9.2 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, city of Katy, Ventana Development





Gaston Road widening
The 1.6-mile portion of Gaston Road from Greenbusch Road to just south of Katy Flewellen Road will be expanded. The existing two-lane asphalt thoroughfare will be changed to a four-lane concrete road with storm water drainage. Utility infrastructure is being relocated and road construction is expected to begin in June, lasting approximately one year. This project was one of two project segments included in Fort Bend County’s 2013 mobility bond package. The second segment, from Katy Flewellen Road to Spring Green Boulevard, is not yet complete.

Timeline: June 2018-June 2019
Cost: $9.1 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County






Spring Green Boulevard Roundabout

Construction began Jan. 8 on the roundabout which will connect Spring Green Boulevard, Cinco Trace Drive, Crossover Road and Katy Flewellen Road. Rights-of-way for the project has been cleared and stormwater drainage is currently being installed. Once drainage improvements are complete, crews will begin paving the roadway. The budget of $5.1 million is currently on track and the project is expected to be completed in May of this year.


Timeline: January-May 2018
Cost: $4.2 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, Newland Homes







Mason and Franz roads intersection improvements
The intersection will have new northbound and southbound dual left turn lanes constructed on North Mason Road. The eastbound and westbound left-turn lanes will be extended and the traffic signal replaced. Construction is expected to begin at the end of February and it is estimated that the project will be completed in May or June.

Timeline: February-June 2018
Cost: $950,000
Funding sources: Harris County




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