UPDATE: League City Parkway opens both directions at I-45

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As a part of the I-45 widening project between FM 518 and FM 517, the Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing the intersection of I-45 and League City Parkway to improve traffic flow, and work is almost complete. As of May 22, League City Parkway was opened to all lanes of traffic except one westbound left-turn lane on League City Parkway and one southbound I-45 frontage road. The work is causing traffic delays on League City Parkway, prompting locals to instead use Hobbs Road, Ervin Street and Calder Road to get around it. The extension of Ervin Street was expedited to accommodate additional traffic, though the project is still months from full completion, and Butler Road and Turner Street will offer more relief when their widening is complete later this year.

Timeline: fall 2019-spring 2020

Cost: $850,000

Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

This story was updated June 1 with additional information from TxDOT.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including 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 the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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