6 road project updates to note in the Cy-Fair area

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1. Hwy. 290 Project E

Project E entails widening Hwy. 290 to five lanes between North Eldridge Parkway and Telge Road as well as building new frontage roads and a flyover bridge at the Hwy. 6 intersection. In May and June, crews removed the existing concrete along the Hwy. 6 frontage road south of Hempstead Road and installed a trench drain along westbound Hwy. 290 main lanes near Huffmeister Road. A timeline for when demolition could begin on the Hwy. 6 bridge over Hempstead is still to be determined. After the bridge is demolished, crews will begin work on building the new flyover bridge.

Timeline: August 2013-TBD
Cost: $135.4 million
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

2. Telge Road widening

A. Construction is underway on the second of five projects to widen Telge Road from two lanes to a four-lane concrete boulevard between Spring Cypress Road in Cypress and FM 2920 in Tomball.

B.  The second project entails widening the road from Spring Cypress to Louetta Road, and officials with Harris County Precinct 4 said it is slated for completion Oct. 14. The third project, which will widen Telge from Louetta to Grant Road, will be sent out for construction bids in the third quarter of 2019.

Timeline: October 2018-October 2019 (Spring Cypress to Louetta roads)
Cost: $5.3 million
Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

3. Schiel Road widening

The start of construction has been delayed by roughly one year on two projects to widen Schiel Road to a four-lane concrete boulevard with raised medians from the Grand Parkway to Mason Road. The first project, from the Grand Parkway to Fairfield Place Drive, is scheduled to go out for construction bids in the first quarter of 2020, according to officials with Harris County Precinct 3. The second project, from Fairfield Place to Mason, could be bid in the second quarter of 2020, officials said. The projects cost an 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

4. Tuckerton Road extension

The Howard Hughes Corp. is working on the final segment of a project to extend Tuckerton Road from Fry Road to the Grand Parkway as a two-lane roadway through the Bridgeland master-planned community. The first segment of the project, from Fry to Westgreen Boulevard, was completed in April. A segment from the Grand Parkway to Mason Road was completed in late June. The final segment connecting Westgreen to Mason will be completed in late 2020 or early 2021.

Timeline: January 2019-late 2020 or early 2021
Cost: $503,000 (Fry to Westgreen), $1.6 million (the Grand Parkway to Mason), TBD (Mason to Westgreen)
Funding source: The Howard Hughes Corp.

5. Grant Road widening

Harris County Precinct 4 is in the study phase on two projects to widen Grant Road from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane concrete pavement section. The first phase of the project runs from Spring Cypress to Shaw roads, and the second phase runs from Shaw to Telge Road. The project could be sent out for construction bids in 2021.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: $8.2 million (Spring Cypress to Shaw), $6 million (Shaw to Telge)
Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

6. Cypress North Houston Road widening

Construction is underway to widen a portion of Cypress North Houston Road between Cypress Bend Drive and Greenhouse Road from two lanes to a four-lane boulevard.

Timeline:  January-third quarter 2019
Cost: $2.8 million
Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3

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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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