Crossover Road reopens, portion of FM 1093 nearly complete: 5 Katy-area transportation updates to know this March

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Work continues on various mobility projects in the Katy area.

Crossover Road widening completed

Fort Bend County officially reopened Crossover Road to traffic on March 1, Fort Bend County engineer Stacy Slawinski confirmed. Crossover Road between FM 1463 and Spring Green Boulevard was closed in 2018 to widen it from a two-lane asphalt roadway with ditches to a four-lane concrete boulevard with a median and underground drainage.

Timeline: July 2018-March 2019
Cost: $3.1 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County

FM 1093 widening

Fort Bend County is nearly finished with its portion to widen FM 1093 from a two-lane road to a four-lane road with a median, Fort Bend County engineer Richard Stolleis said. Minor paving and storm sewer work remains from FM 1463 to the main entrance to Cross Creek Ranch. The Texas Department of Transportation continues construction from Cross Creek Ranch to James Lane.

Timeline: Fort Bend portion: March 2017-March 2019; TxDOT portion: December 2018-mid-2020
Cost: $62.6 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, Fort Bend County, Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 1

Porter Road Katy

Porter Road reconstruction

Porter Road is being rebuilt in two half-mile segments. When complete, the 20-foot-wide asphalt street will be a 28-foot-wide concrete roadway with underground storm sewer system. From Franz Road to a bridge about a half-mile north, crews are finishing underground drainage and will start pouring concrete, Harris County engineer Jennifer Almonte said. From the bridge to Morton Ranch Road, crews are finishing an east detour lane and will begin placing concrete on the west side.

Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2019
Cost: $4.6 million
Funding sources: Harris County

Gaston Road widening

The project to expand Gaston Road from Greenbusch Road to Katy Flewellen Road continues. When complete, the street will be widened from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane divided concrete road with underground storm water drainage. Crews are placing concrete pavement in sections to maintain access to adjacent properties, Slawinski said. Once the north half of the road is completed, traffic will switch to allow for paving on the south half of the road.

Timeline: July 2018-third quarter 2019
Cost: $6.3 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County

First Street improvements

Construction is on schedule and on budget to improve First Street, David Leyendecker of Clay & Leyendecker Inc said. Crews have nearly finished installing storm sewers and will soon begin paving. Road closures as of Feb. 21 were from Victoria Lakes Drive to Bartlett Road. The next road closure will be from Bartlett Road to Aster Road. When complete, Bartlett Road to Carolina Street will be expanded to a two-way, three-lane concrete road with a turn lane, and from Bartlett Road to Cane Island Parkway will receive 5-foot-wide sidewalks.

Timeline: November 2018-November 2019
Cost: $4.5 million
Funding sources: Katy Development Authority

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