Red Bluff Road widening underway

About 1.5 miles of Red Bluff Road between Hwy. 146 and Kirby Boulevard will be widened from three lanes to five. The existing road will be converted to one-way westbound traffic, and two new one-way eastbound lanes will be constructed. A new bridge over Taylor Lake will also be built south of the existing one to allow for more traffic to create an alternative evacuation route during emergencies. The project began at the end of last year.

Timeline: December 2019-March 2021


Cost: $15.1 million

Funding source: $12.08 million (Texas Department of Transportation), $3.02 million (Harris County)
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By Jake Magee

Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.

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