First Street to reopen, FM 1093 widening update: 4 Katy-area transportation projects to know this August


Completed projects

First Street improvements

First Street will reopen to the public in mid-August, David Leyendecker of Clay & Leyendecker Inc. said. The project entailed installing new storm drainage from Cane Island Branch to Cane Island Parkway, widening the street to a two-way, three-lane concrete road and constructing sidewalks between Bartlett Road and Cane Island Parkway.

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

Ongoing Projects

FM 1093 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation continues to widen FM 1093 from two lanes to four with a median. TxDOT Project Manager Kurt Lehmann said crews aim to open eastbound lanes late August between future Texas Heritage Parkway and FM 359. Westbound paving on this segment began in July. In mid-August, two-lane traffic between FM 359 and James Lane will switch from the existing roadway to temporary lanes so crews can start paving eastbound lanes. Front Street will become westbound lanes of FM 1093.

Timeline: December 2018-second quarter 2020
Cost: $19 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, Fort Bend County, Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, Fort Bend County Assistance District No. 1

Traffic signal installation

Harris County is installing a new traffic signal system at the intersection of Morton Ranch and Porter roads, said Paul Hawkings, a Harris County Precinct 3 project manager.

Timeline: August 2019-third quarter 2019
Cost: $310,000
Funding source: Harris County

Upcoming projects

FM 1463 widening

TxDOT is acquiring right-of-way property to widen FM 1463 between I-10 and FM 1093, said Patrick Gant, a schematic design supervisor for TxDOT’s Houston District. The two-lane road will be widened to three and four lanes, as needed by traffic patterns.

Timeline: spring 2021-24
Cost: $74.7 million
Funding source: TxDOT

All information on this page was updated as of 7/30/19. News or questions about these or other local transportation projects? Email us at


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Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education since 2013. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.
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