Crabb River Road widening update: 4 transportation projects to know this month in Richmond

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Crabb River Road, which spans from FM 2759/FM 762 to Hwy. 59, will be widened from two to five lanes, according to Stacy Slawinski, Fort Bend County assistant engineer. Read more on the project and plan your morning commute with updates on Richmond area road construction projects here.

1. Bellaire Boulevard from San Pablo Drive to FM 1464 (Clodine Road)

This project consists of creating a four-lane concrete road extending from San Pablo Drive to FM 1464 (Clodine Road). The project involves building two bridges: One is 100 percent complete, and the other is 90 percent complete as of early January.

Timeline: February 2018 (bridge opening)
Cost: $5 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County

2. Front Street

The project will widen Front Street from Eugene Heimann Circle to Loop 762 between Second and Third streets. The existing two-lane asphalt roadway will be reconstructed as a four-lane concrete roadway. The county is coordinating with Richmond to determine which entity will pay for the right-of-way acquisition before construction can begin.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: $2.5 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, city of Richmond

3. Grand Parkway, Hwy. 90A

Long-term plans for direct connectors between Hwy. 90A and the Grand Parkway are under development, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The project includes widening Hwy. 90A to an eight-lane, divided highway from Grand Parkway to just west of Hwy. 6. Construction to widen the roadway on Hwy. 90A from Hwy. 6 to the Grand Parkway from four to six lanes was completed at the end of 2017. A second phase will widen the roadway to eight lanes.

Timeline: Fall 2024 letting date
Cost: $10.1 million (completed project)
Funding sources: TxDOT

4. Crabb River Road widening

Crabb River Road, which spans from FM 2759/FM 762 to Hwy. 59, will be widened from two to five lanes, according to Stacy Slawinski, Fort Bend County assistant engineer. The road will be converted from asphalt to concrete and workers were in the process of relocating utilities as of Jan. 9.

Timeline: spring 2018-spring 2021
Cost: $31 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, Fort Bend County

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Born and raised in west Houston, Rebecca joined Community Impact in June 2017 after graduating from the Honors College at the University of Houston. She serves as the Katy editor covering government, education, business and transportation.
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