Grand Parkway, FM 1093 intersection to receive new striping for turn lane

The existing configuration of the southbound Grand Parkway to westbound FM 1093 has only one dedicated right-turn lane and two straight lanes. (Screenshot Google Maps)
The existing configuration of the southbound Grand Parkway to westbound FM 1093 has only one dedicated right-turn lane and two straight lanes. (Screenshot Google Maps)

The existing configuration of the southbound Grand Parkway to westbound FM 1093 has only one dedicated right-turn lane and two straight lanes. (Screenshot Google Maps)

The Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority will pursue a restriping project in the next six to eight weeks at the intersection of the Grand Parkway and FM 1093, according to the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Office and Mike Stone of Mike Stone Associates Inc., which is associated with the project.

The plans include restriping to add an additional optional right-turn lane from southbound Grand Parkway to westbound FM 1093, Stone and the Precinct 3 office said. The existing configuration has only one dedicated right-turn lane and two straight lanes.

When the project is completed, there will be one dedicated lane for a right turn, one lane for traffic to turn right or go straight and a lane for straight traffic only, they said.

Stone stressed that this is a painting project, not a widening project, which would have involved years of design work and construction work to build retaining walls.

Once a date is settled—likely a Saturday or Sunday morning, when there is less traffic—crews will be able to do the job in a few hours, Stone said.


The approximately $10,000 restriping project will be paid by the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority, Stone said.

The idea for adding an additional turn line came from community discussions, and a traffic study recommended this restriping solution, according to an April 28 Precinct 3 Facebook post.

By Jen Para
Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. She covers education, transportation, local government, business and development in the Katy area.


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