Most residents in Harris County have been urged to stay home under the county's Stay Home-Work Safe order put into place by County Judge Lina Hidalgo March 25. However, construction is considered an essential industry under the order, and road construction crews have been allowed to continue working on projects, said Jennifer Almonte, a field engineer with Precinct 3.
Work in Precinct 3 includes a widening project on Cypress North Houston Road that is still on track to be completed around April, Almonte said. The $3.2 million project involves widening the road from two lanes to four lanes from east of Greenhouse Road to west of Barker Trace Road in Cypress. Crews are completing final work on a bridge as well as final grading. Following that work, striping and signs will be installed.
"Given the current situation, there is obviously the potential for that to be delayed, however, we are staying optimistic," Almonte said.
Construction crews are aiming to finish setting concrete steel beams near Hwy. 290 around the end of March, George said. Crews are also looking to finish work by the end of next week on the drill shafts on FM 1960 between Wortham Boulevard and North Eldridge Parkway.
Several Cy-Fair projects are in the design phase and are slated to go out for construction bids this year, she said. A project to widen Cypress North Houston Road between Jones Road and Perry Road and extend it through to FM 1960 will go out for bids in the second quarter of 2020; a project to connect two segments of Louetta Road over Little Cypress Creek near Telge Road will go out for bids in the third quarter; and a project to extend Gessner Road from Fallbrook Drive to West Road will go out for bids in the fourth quarter, she said.