FM 1463 is undivided with two 12-foot lanes, and the project will widen it to four to six lanes, add sidewalks to both sides and add a raised median, according to TxDOT documents.
The design stage is 90%-95% done, Design Project Manager Prasanna Chebbi said.
The project has been divided into two projects with a split from about north and south of Westridge Creek, Chebbi said.
The first project on the north is slated to begin in April 2021, while the second project is scheduled to start in September 2021, Chebbi said.
Construction will take between 24-30 months, approximately, Chebbi said. The total cost is about $90 million.
About 20 acres of additional right of way are needed for the improvements, but no displacements are anticipated, per TxDOT documents.
At its June 22 special meeting, City Council unanimously approved the city's portion of the cost to relocate water and sewer lines within the area where TxDOT will be working on widening FM 1463, Katy City Manager Anas Garfaoui said.
The city is due about $530,000, Garfaoui said.
There have been no delays related to COVID-19 for this project, Chebbi said.