Chimney Rock Road is one step closer to connecting north to south in Fort Bend County.

Fort Bend County Commissioners on Nov. 21 approved a roughly $7.3 million bid to start building out a 3-mile stretch of the Chimney Rock Road, connecting two existing portions of the road.

The gist

Currently, Chimney Rock Road ends at FM 2234 in Missouri City and picks back up about 3 miles south. Fort Bend County Commissioners approved a bid with Hurtado Construction Company out of Brookshire to start building out that gap.

The first segment of the project will see the road built from Tabor Mills on the south end to the American Canal, which runs east and west across the area, according to county documents. The segment equals about 1 mile of road.

The bid was chosen as the lowest one out of five total, with the highest one coming in at just above $9 million, according to county documents. The project is expected to take a year to build out.

What else?

The remainder of the project calls for the road to connect from FM 2234 to Lake Olympia Parkway, according to the county’s 2020 Mobility Project sheet.

According to the project sheet, which gives details on dozens of road projects in the area, the Chimney Road project calls for:
  • Four-lane boulevard
  • Concrete curb and gutter road
  • Bridges at American Canal and Mustang Bayou