Transportation projects completed in 2017 in Richmond


Owens Road realignment

The project widened the roadway and realigned the west end of Owens Road to connect to Plantation Drive.

Timeline: August-December 2017
Cost: $2.65 million (realignment)
Funding sources: Fort Bend County (realignment), LRI Investment Group (widening)

Hillcrest Drive bridge

After nearly two years of construction, the Texas Department of Transportation finished replacing a bridge on Hillcrest Drive at Rabbs Bayou and reopened the roadway to drivers in May 2017. TxDOT replaced the wooden bridge with a concrete bridge.

Timeline: September 2015-May 2017
Cost: $2.82 million
Funding sources: TxDOT (bridge replacement), Fort Bend County and city of Richmond (overlay)

Get the latest updates to the following projects in Richmond: Grand Parkway at Harlem Road, Bellaire Boulevard, Williams Way South, Brandt Lane and Sansbury Boulevard. 


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Rebecca Hennes
Born and raised in west Houston, Rebecca joined Community Impact in June 2017 after graduating from the Honors College at the University of Houston. She serves as the Katy editor covering Fort Bend and Harris counties, government, education, business and transportation.
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