1. Spring Green Boulevard roundabout
The roundabout, once completed, will connect Spring Green Boulevard to Cinco Trace Drive, Crossover Road and Katy Flewellen Road. According to Fort Bend County Engineer Stacy Slawinski, a single lane of the roundabout and the Spring Green north connector opened July 9. The project had an original completion date of July 2018, but Slawinski said that has been pushed back due to changes in the contract and utility delays. Slawinski said the contractor will continue constructing connections to Cinco Trace, Katy Flewellen and Spring Green South through the end of August.
Timeline: January-Aug. 31
Cost: $4.4 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, Newland Homes
2. Cane Island Parkway extension
This project concerns a two-lane road under construction that will connect Cane Island Parkway and FM 1463 just south of I-10 in Katy. Officials from Fort Bend County said the existing curve at FM 1463 will be replaced with a signalized intersection. Slawinski said crews are still working on the intersection at FM 1463 as of June 26. The completion date has been pushed from July to the end of August.
Timeline: July 2017-August 2018
Cost: $8.7 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, city of Katy, Ventana Development
3. Katy Flewellen from Gaston Road to Spring Green roundabout
The project will widen the existing two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane divided concrete boulevard with underground stormwater drainage. The city of Katy is waiting for Fort Bend County to construct the Katy Flewellen at Gaston Road intersection before the city proceeds with the construction of Gaston Road from Katy Flewellen to Spring Green, according to Slawinski. Additional right of way along Katy Flewellen is being acquired as of late June. Slawinski said Katy Flewellen is scheduled to begin construction in mid-2019, but that is dependent upon utility relocations.
Timeline: Construction scheduled to begin in mid-2019
Cost: $7.4 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County
4. Mason and Franz roads intersection improvements
New northbound and southbound dual left turn lanes will be installed at North Mason Road. The eastbound and westbound left turn lanes will be extended, and a traffic signal will be replaced. The original June completion date has been pushed back to the end of July after utility delays with the contractor Paul Hawkins, Harris County Precinct 3 Project Manager said. Hawkins said after the new traffic signal is operational, the old signal poles will be removed from the median, and the final paving for the northbound and southbound left turn lane construction will be completed.
Timeline: February-end of July
Funding source: Harris County