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.