Work progresses on Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita road projects

Local ProjectsNorthpark Drive expansion

The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority is designing the expansion of Northpark Drive in Kingwood. The project will add a lane on each side of the road from Loop 494 to Woodland Hills Drive with an overpass at the railroad tracks. A study commissioned by the LHRA estimates drivers will save eight minutes per drive during peak traffic times.

Timeline: Construction could begin in 2019
Cost: $55 million
Funding sources: LHRA, Montgomery County, Texas Department of Transportation, private developers, Harris County precincts 2 and 4

Local ProjectsWoodland Hills Drive extension

Construction on Phase 1 of the extension of Woodlands Hills Drive began in October. The road will be widened from two lanes to four between Beltway 8 and Ridge Creek Elementary School. During Phase 2, a new roadway will be constructed between Eagle Ridge Elementary and Woodland Path Drive. Phase 2 also includes a bridge over Williams Gully.

Timeline: October 2016- fourth quarter 2017
Cost: $10.6 million
Funding sources: Harris County precincts 2 and 4

Local ProjectsTownsen Boulevard expansion

The city of Humble is designing the expansion of the north-south segment of Townsen Boulevard West to four lanes between the northern entrance of the Wal-Mart Supercenter and where the road bends west toward Hwy. 59.

Timeline: TBA
Cost: $4.3 million
Funding sources: city of Humble

Local ProjectsWilson Road expansion

The expansion of Wilson Road between just north of Beltway 8 and Atascocita Road will enhance the road from two and three lanes to four and include traffic signalization at Green Road. The project entered the design phase in September. The expansion will be bid in early 2017.

Timeline: TBA
Cost: $10.2 million
Funding sources:  Harris County Precinct 4

Local ProjectsFM 1960 Business Improvements

TxDOT has completed the resurfacing of FM 1960 Business west of Hwy. 59. Construction of medians and sidewalks continues between Lee Road to 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

HamblLocal Projectsen Road expansion

Harris County and the city of Houston are studying the feasibility of expanding Hamblen Road to four lanes between Loop 494 and Trail Tree Lane. The project will enter the study phase once the Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court approve an Interagency Agreement outlining the respective entities responsibilities during the project.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4, City of Houston

Local ProjectsFM 1960 expansion

The Texas Department of Transportation is studying the expansion of FM 1960 between Humble and Atascocita. The four-lane undivided highway will be converted to a six-lane divided highway between FM 1960 Business and Lake Houston. The project also includes an overpass across West Lake Houston Parkway.

Timeline: 2022-2025
Cost: $98 million
Funding sources:  TxDOT

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