Fort Bend County awards contract for right-turn lane construction at Seven Lakes High School

The county and Jerdon Enterprise will meet in the following weeks to discuss when construction can officially begin, according to Assistant County Engineer Ike Akinwande.  (Courtesy Fotolia)
The county and Jerdon Enterprise will meet in the following weeks to discuss when construction can officially begin, according to Assistant County Engineer Ike Akinwande.  (Courtesy Fotolia)

The county and Jerdon Enterprise will meet in the following weeks to discuss when construction can officially begin, according to Assistant County Engineer Ike Akinwande.  (Courtesy Fotolia)

Fort Bend County has officially selected a construction company to begin work on the right turn lane being installed at South Fry Road.

After previously going to bid, Jerdon Enterprise was unanimously chosen at the Jan. 4 Fort Bend County Commissioners Court. The Stafford-based company put forth a bid price of almost $291,000 compared to a budgeted cost of $375,000, according to agenda documents.



The county and Jerdon Enterprise will meet in the following weeks to discuss when construction can officially begin, according to Assistant County Engineer Ike Akinwande.

Other companies that put forth bids include Green Dream International, Main Lane Industries and Conrad Construction Co. with their bid prices being set at almost $343,000, $366,000 and $440,000, respectively.

The construction is estimated to take 60 days to complete. The project aims to ease traffic congestion in front of Seven Lakes High School and will be constructed at South Fry Road to turn onto Katy Gaston Road in Katy, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper.

By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.