Updates on 6 road projects in the Cy-Fair area

Crews working on Hwy. 290 smooth out freshly-poured concrete on a railing for the widened outbound mainlanes near Mason Road in Cypress.

Crews working on Hwy. 290 smooth out freshly-poured concrete on a railing for the widened outbound mainlanes near Mason Road in Cypress.



  1. Hwy. 290 Project C-1
    The Texas Department of Transportation opened an additional westbound Hwy. 290 main lane within Project C-1, which spans from Mason Road to Mueschke Road in Cypress, expanding the highway from three to four lanes in each direction. TxDOT also opened an auxiliary lane between the Mueschke entrance ramp and the westbound exit to Fairfield Place Drive, providing an extra lane between ramps. The westbound main lane entrance ramp from Mueschke also opened to traffic.
    Timeline: September 2014-second quarter 2019
    Cost: $48.6 million
    Funding source: TxDOT

  2. North Eldridge Parkway improvements
    A joint project between Harris County Precinct 4 and TxDOT aims to improve traffic flow along North Eldridge Parkway between Clay and Spring Cypress roads, including with seven new traffic signals and intersection improvements. Part of the project entails extending the northbound and southbound left turn lanes on North Eldridge at FM 1960. Harris County commissioners awarded the project to MBN Enterprises on April 8.
    Timeline: April 8, 2019-March 22, 2020
    Cost: $4.3 million
    Funding sources: Harris County, TxDOT

  3. FM 529 widening
    TxDOT is proposing to widen FM 529 between the Grand Parkway in Harris County and FM 362 in Waller County. The department hosted a public meeting April 30 to gather resident feedback. The road would be widened from a two-lane, undivided roadway to a six-lane roadway with a raised median from the Grand Parkway to Katy Hockley Cut Off Road and to a four-lane roadway with raised median between Katy Hockley Cut Off and FM 362.
    Timeline: TBD (study phase)
    Cost: TBD
    Funding source: TxDOT

  4. Cypress North Houston Road widening
    Construction is underway on an effort to widen a portion of Cypress North Houston Road between Cypress Bend Drive and Greenhouse Road from two lanes to a four-lane boulevard. Cypress North Houston was extended from Barker Cypress Road to Fry Road as a two-lane roadway in 2016.
    Timeline: January-late second quarter 2019
    Cost: $2.8 million
    Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3

  5. Schiel Road widening
    The start of construction has been delayed by roughly one year on two projects to widen Schiel Road from the Grand Parkway to Mason Road in Cypress from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane concrete boulevard with raised medians. The first project, from the Grand Parkway to Fairfield Place Drive, is now scheduled to go out for construction bids in the first quarter of 2020. The second project, from Fairfield Place Drive to Mason Road, could be bid in the second quarter of 2020. The projects cost a estimated $8 million.
    Timeline: first quarter 2020-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), second quarter 2020-fourth quarter 2021 (Phase 2)
    Cost: $8 million (both projects)
    Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3

  6. Louetta Road bridge
    Harris County Precinct 4 is in the study phase on a project to build a twin bridge for Louetta Road over Little Cypress Creek in Cypress. The project is part of a broader joint project between Harris County precincts 3 and 4 to extend Louetta as a two-lane roadway from where it ends at Telge Road over Little Cypress Creek and connect it to East Louetta Road in the Stablewood Farms subdivision. The project could be sent out for bids in late 2019.
    Timeline: fourth quarter 2019-TBD
    Cost: $7.1 million
    Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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