Fort Bend County began building a westbound temporary asphalt road to connect Charger Way to Katy Fulshear Road, which goes southbound to FM 1093, on Nov. 13, said Robert Pechukas, Fort Bend County Precinct 3's manager of policy and administration. The project cost was not immediately available, but construction is expected to be completed before the end of 2019.
This temporary road will help relief traffic associated with the three Lamar CISD schools located on the 0.7-mile Charger Way, Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyers and Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff said at a special Nov. 12 City Council meeting. Parents, students and staff only have one access point to the three schools on Charger Way from FM 1093.
“I have some friends [in Jordan Ranch] who are spending as much as an hour each way because of the current configuration,” Groff said.
The city and county have not decided whether traffic will be forced to go northbound on Charger Way to the temporary road or whether it will be an optional route, Meyers said. He and Groff both said they hope traffic will not spill over into nearby roads in neighborhoods.
Meyers also stressed this road is only a temporary solution to the congested traffic related to Charger Way; the road is not designed to last forever.
“There is no other alternative that we can think of,” Meyers said. “I know that long term there is going to be a connection by Cross Creek Ranch to Charger Way in the future, but that is several years in the future. So in the meantime, we need a solution.”