The project is being carried out by The Howard Hughes Corp., the developer behind the Bridgeland master-planned community that eventually plans to connect Tuckerton through to the Grand Parkway.
The section of Tuckerton Road from Fry to Westgreen is anticipated to be complete in April at a cost of $503,000, all of which is being funded by Howard Hughes. Work on another segment of Tuckerton is underway connecting Grand Parkway to Mason Road, which should be completed in the second quarter of 2019 at a cost of $1.6 million.
The remaining piece of Tuckerton will be built as residential development ramps up in Bridgeland's Parkland Village neighborhood and could be completed by the end of 2020 or early 2021, officials said. An estimated cost for that portion has not been released.
Officials with Harris County Precinct 3—which covers the western part of Harris County where the project is underway—said developers such as Howard Hughes are required to dedicate road rights of way, install drainage and construct two lanes of pavement for all major thoroughfares that traverse a property as a part of the platting process.
"After a one-year warranty period, the county assumes maintenance responsibility for the paving and drainage," said Randy Schilhab, Precinct 3's manager of engineering. "At some point in the future, we will also construct additional lanes of pavement as traffic volumes warrant."