Katy City Council approved multiple roadway improvements projects across the city at a Feb. 26 meeting.

1. Cane Island Parkway and Pitts Road intersection stop sign additions

With ongoing construction to widen Pitts Road from Morton Road to Cane Island Parkway, Katy City Engineer David Kasper said in a letter to the city that many drivers have expressed concerns asking for stop signs to be added amid construction. Council members also echoed concerns they had heard from residents regarding the dangerous intersection.

City Council voted in favor of establishing a three-way stop by installing two new stop signs to the intersection of Cane Island Parkway and Pitts Road now rather than waiting for construction to be completed. Kasper said ARKK Engineers will set out temporary signage warning residents of the upcoming traffic change before adding the permanent signs.

“I was very happy to see this; [that intersection] a nightmare,” council member Gina Hicks said. “I have almost been hit myself. I know the residents have emailed many times, and thank you for your patience with responding to them and working with the county.”

In the near future, Kasper said there are plans to engage with a traffic signal design firm to prepare a permanent traffic signal at this intersection, including sidewalk connector ramps, pedestrian push buttons and a crosswalk across Cane Island Parkway. The signals could be operational by the end of 2024, according to agenda documents.
  • Estimated time until completion: two weeks
  • Cost: N/A
2. Rexora Lane improvements

Rexora Lane will see improvements after City Council approved Allgood Construction for the reconstruction from Fortuna Lane to the dead end.

The project is set to remove existing asphalt and roadside ditches, and replace it with a reinforced concrete curb and gutter street.
  • Estimated time until completion: two months
  • Cost: $152,502
3. Striping improvements

To enhance the community’s roadway striping, Katy City Council selected ARKK Engineers to design and construct all phases of community striping improvements for 2024.

The city’s Road Maintenance Program identified four main areas where city staff would like improvements, including:
  • Katy Mills mall’s Katy Mills Circle, includes all streets that lead into the mall area
  • Kingsland Boulevard from Pin Oak Road to Katy-Fort Bend Road
  • Katyland Drive from Hwy. 90 to Franz Road, includes Katy Hockley Cut-Off Road
  • East Avenue from First Street to Franz Road
Higher priority roads will be addressed first, with ARKK Engineers continuing until the project’s budget runs out, according to agenda documents.
  • Timeline: TBD
  • Cost: $22,200