Contractors to continue removing existing roadway for Loop 494 expansion in July

The Texas Department of Transportation's project to expand Loop 494 continues. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Texas Department of Transportation's project to expand Loop 494 continues. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation's project to expand Loop 494 continues. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

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In July, contractors will continue removing the existing roadway. The project was 14.64% completed as of mid-June.
The Texas Department of Transportation continues reconstructing Loop 494 between Sorters McClellan Road and Northpark Plaza Drive. The project will expand the road from two to four lanes and add a raised turf median and center turn lanes at intersections and sidewalks. In July, contractors will continue removing the existing roadway. The project was 14.64% completed as of mid-June.

Timeline: July 2019-second quarter 2021


Cost: $14.3 million

Funding source: TxDOT
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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