Transportation projects from Kingwood Area Mobility Study underway

Construction on the expansion of Northpark Drive will depend on funding.

Construction on the expansion of Northpark Drive will depend on funding.

What we reported: Two years after the Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority commissioned the Kingwood Area Mobility Study, the first of six priority transportation projects identified began construction this summer in Kingwood. The LHRA began by funding intersection improvements this summer before shifting its focus toward the expansions of major thoroughfares like Northpark Drive in 2019.

The latest: After a commitment from the city of Houston to help fund the $60 million expansion of Northpark Drive from four to six lanes with an overpass across Loop 494, the LHRA is seeking to expand the authority's lifespan beyond 2027 so it can issue bonds and start the project. The LHRA was originally scheduled to dissolve in 2027. A 21-year expansion to 2048 must be approved by the city of Houston.

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