Following several delays, a project to extend and rebuild Gessner Road from West Road to Fallbrook Drive will soon come to an end.

Officials with Harris County Precinct 1 confirmed the project is expected to open to drivers in mid-April. New traffic lights at Fallbrook and Windfern Road were also included in the scope of the project.

The details

The Gessner Road project was substantially completed Feb. 29, but officials are waiting on CenterPoint Energy to approve the installation of electrical meters for traffic signals before opening the roadway.

Work on the project included a 2-mile concrete roadway with a four-lane boulevard and medians as well as curb and gutter construction, stormwater drainage improvements and two detention ponds.

Harris County Precinct 1 ended up contributing about $5.18 million to the $14 million projects, officials said.

Long story short

Construction on the four-lane roadway dates back to summer 2021 when the project was in Harris County Precinct 4’s jurisdiction, Community Impact previously reported. Boundaries were redrawn in late 2021, putting Gessner Road in Precinct 1 and causing a delay in progress.

The project was put on hold again in May 2022 when a previous contractor left the project, and work resumed in early 2023.