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Cane Island Parkway project (via )

1. Cane Island Parkway project

There will be two lanes of concrete road constructed on Cane Island Parkway between Willow Fork and FM 1463. It will include a new bridge as well as channel improvements to reduce flooding. This project will provide a new connection from FM 1463 to a new overpass interchange on 1-10.

Timeline: July 2017-March 2018
Cost: $9 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County

2. Spring Green Roundabout

Construction is to start in January 2018 on this project which will be to construct a four-legged roundabout that will connect two existing segments of Spring Green Boulevard, Katy Flewellen Road and Cinco Trace Drive.  In addition, Crossover Road will be realigned to intersect Spring Green Boulevard north of the roundabout. Spring Green Boulevard’s existing north and south segments will be extended a total of 1,380 feet to the roundabout. The start of construction is contingent upon right of way acquisition, the right of way and relocating existing utilities, including a gas pipeline, overhead electrical and underground communications, according to county officials.

Timeline: January-May 2018
Cost: $5.1 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County

2A. Crossover Road relocation

A portion of Crossover Road, between FM 1463 and Spring Green Boulevard will widen the existing two-lane asphalt roadway into a four-lane divided concrete boulevard. This project will also include an underground storm sewer system and a traffic signal at the FM 1463 and Crossover Road intersection.

Timeline: Project start date and end date will be dependent on the Spring Green Roundabout construction
Cost: $3 million
Funding sources: Katy Development Authority


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Electronic toll tag systems in Texas work interchangeably

In Texas there are 33 existing toll roads and 15 toll roads under construction that are operated by state, regional or county authorities, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin metro areas use one of three electronic toll-collection systems—TxTag in the Austin metro area, TollTag in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area or EZ Tag in the Houston metro area.

Despite the three different electronic toll-collection systems in the state, a toll tag for any one of the three entities works interchangeably for the other two systems.

For example, a Dallas-area resident with a TollTag will be charged on his or her TollTag account when driving in the Austin or Houston areas on a TxTag or EZ Tag toll road.

Payments are automatically deducted from a user’s account each time a driver passes under a toll gantry as long as the driver has a toll tag. Drivers without a toll tag will be billed separately by each tolling authority.

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