Transportation Updates: Northpark Drive expansion is in design phase

Transportation Updates




The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority is designing the expansion of Northpark Drive in Kingwood. The project adds a lane on each side of the road from Loop 494 to Woodland Hills with an overpass at the railroad tracks. The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority is designing the expansion of Northpark Drive in Kingwood. The project adds a lane on each side of the road from Loop 494 to Woodland Hills with an overpass at the railroad tracks.[/caption]

1. Northpark Drive expansion


The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority is designing the expansion of Northpark Drive in Kingwood. The project adds a lane on each side of the road from Loop 494 to Woodland Hills with an overpass at the railroad tracks. The LHRA is seeking federal funds to help pay for the project.


Timeline: TBA
Cost: $55 million
Funding sources: Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority, Montgomery County, Texas Department of Transportation, private developers



2. Business FM 1960


TxDOT will resurface FM 1960 Business, construct medians and install sidewalks between west of Lee Road to east of Old Humble Road in Humble. The 8.2-mile stretch of improvements will also include drainage and intersection upgrades throughout the project.


Timeline: November 2014-first quarter 2017
Cost: $13.2 million
Funding sources: TxDOT



3. Lockwood Drive/Woodland Hills Drive expansion, extension


Construction is ongoing on the expansion and extension of Lockwood and Woodland Hills drives in Atascocita. The road will be expanded from two to four lanes between North Lake Houston Parkway and Eagle Ridge Elementary School where the road ends. At Eagle Ridge a new four-lane boulevard will be constructed to Rankin Road.


Timeline: April 2015-fourth quarter 2017
Cost: $22.8 million
Funding sources: Harris County precincts 1, 2 and 4 and McCord Development



4. Atasca Oaks Drive widening


Harris County precincts 2 and 4 are designing the Atasca Oaks Drive widening from a two-lane boulevard to a four-lane concrete boulevard from Atascocita Road to south of FM 1960. The project also includes traffic signal modifications at the intersection of Atasca Oaks Drive and Atascocita Road.


Timeline: Bid process begins first quarter 2018
Cost: $2 million
Funding sources: Harris County precincts 2 and 4


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