Transportation projects completed in 2017 in Richmond

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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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Originally from Houston, Rebecca joined Community Impact in June 2017 to report on the Richmond area. She covers the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court, city government, education, business and transportation.

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