Katy officials approve Katy Hockley Road widening

Katy City Council approved bond funds for a project to widen Katy Hockley Road at its Jan. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Katy City Council approved bond funds for a project to widen Katy Hockley Road at its Jan. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Katy City Council approved bond funds for a project to widen Katy Hockley Road at its Jan. 10 meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Katy City Council approved bond funds for a project to widen Katy Hockley Road at its Jan. 10 meeting. The project, which is estimated to cost $7.72 million, will widen Katy Hockley Road from Morton Road to Clay Road. When complete, the road will increase from a two-lane road to a four-lane concrete roadway with underground drainage improvements.

The widening project will be one of nine transportation projects being executed throughout the city, after City Council approved $33 million in transportation funding from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and Katy Development Authority funds; $23.05 million in funding will come from the city's agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, with $10.47 million coming from cash funds.



On Jan. 7, the KDA approved the sale of the bonds, which will take place in February. After the bonds are sold, the KDA will begin authorizing the projects and the design phase will begin. The project is expected to begin in April 2024, after the Pitts Road and Morton Road intersection—which was also approved at the Jan. 10 meeting—is complete.

By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.