Curious about what ongoing and upcoming transportation projects are happening in your area? Here's the latest information on four Lake Houston-area transportation projects.


Kingwood Drive concrete panel replacements

In late April, Houston Public Works completed concrete panel replacements along Kingwood Drive between Green Oak and Royal Forest drives. The project was expected to take 91 business days to complete; however, contractor JFT Construction was able to finish in 38 business days, according to a May 5 newsletter from Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin, who represents Houston City Council’s District E.

Timeline: March 20-April 27

Cost: $335,000

Funding source: Houston City Council District E service funds


Northpark Drive overpass

Following an April 13 groundbreaking, construction began April 23 on a project to expand Northpark Drive from four to six lanes between Hwy. 59 and Russell Palmer Road and add an overpass over the Union Pacific Railroad and Loop 494. The project is expected to take roughly 30 months to complete.

Timeline: April 23-October 2025

Cost: $9.5 million (city of Houston), $66.7 million (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 10/Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority)

Funding sources: city of Houston, TIRZ 10/LHRA


Kingwood Drive safety improvements near H-E-B

This summer, Houston Public Works will install traffic safety improvements at the Kingwood Drive median between W. Lake Houston Parkway and Kings Crossing Drive. According to a May 5 newsletter from Martin, the median opening near H-E-B has been the site of numerous serious vehicle accidents. Upon completion, motorists will no longer have access to go straight across the median cut-through and will instead need to use signalized intersections.

Timeline: June 5-30

Cost: $20,000

Funding source: Houston City Council District E service funds

Rogers Gully bridge maintenance

As part of a $1 million bridge maintenance series that will cover 47 bridges across Cypress, Spring, Humble and Crosby, Harris County Precinct 3 will begin improvements on the Walden Forest Drive/Trophy Place Drive bridge over Rogers Gully by the fourth quarter of 2023. Planned improvements include addressing erosion issues and repaving slopes to ensure safety and extend the life of the bridge.

Timeline: fourth quarter of 2023

Cost: part of a $1 million bridge improvement package

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3