Holderrieth Road extension nearing completion and 3 other transportation project updates in Spring, Klein

Recent updates

1. Holderrieth Road extension
This project will extend Holderrieth Road as a five-lane boulevard with drainage between Calvert Road and Hwy. 249. Pamela Rocchi, director of the Harris County Precinct 4 Capital Improvement Projects Division, said the county’s goal is to complete the project by the end of the second quarter of 2019—which ends in June—barring unforeseen circumstances.
Timeline: Jan. 29, 2018-second quarter 2019
Cost: $6 million
Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

2. Gosling Road widening
Precinct 4 is widening Gosling Road from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane concrete pavement section between West Mossy Oaks and West Rayford roads, including the bridge across Willow Creek. Due to unforeseen circumstances, including excessive inclement weather and other field challenges, Rocchi said this project’s completion date has been delayed from fourth quarter 2019 to first quarter 2020.
Timeline: March 21, 2018-first quarter 2020
Cost: $9.4 million
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4

3. Strack Drive improvements
Construction on a project to widen Strack Drive to a three-lane roadway where it intersects with Louetta Road began May 13, and the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection is expected to begin in June, Rocchi said.
Timeline: May 13, 2019-July 2019
Cost: $350,000
Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

4. FM 1960 curb ramp project
The Texas Department of Transportation’s $2.3 million Statewide Curb Ramp project on FM 1960, implemented to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, has resumed construction after having been delayed by utility conflicts, TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez said. Perez added his office is working with the contractor to get the project completed as quickly as possible with minimal effects on the traveling public.
Timeline: October 2016-mid-summer 2019
Cost: $2.3 million
Funding source: TxDOT

All information on this page was updated as of 5/17/19. News or questions about these or other local transportation projects? Email us at sklnews@communityimpact.com.


Located at 5200 Louetta Road, Ste. 110, Spring, the grill offers wings; specialty fries; burgers; pizza; tacos; and appetizers, such as giant pretzels. (Courtesy Mak's Sports Bar   Grill)
MaK's Place reopens in Spring as Mak's Sports Bar + Grill

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Following the Nov. 5 election, incumbents Deborah Jensen (right) and Justine Durant (left) as well as newcomer Kelly P. Hodges (center) took the oath of office for the Spring ISD board of trustees Dec. 10. (Courtesy Spring ISD)
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Lone Star College approved to offer bachelor’s degree programs in 2020

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Woman athleticv kickboxing
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Cathy Arellano Rob Ellis oaths
Rob Ellis, Cathy M. Arellano take oaths of office for Klein ISD board of trustees

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Paradise Grills opened a new showroom in October on I-45 in Spring. (Courtesy Paradise Grills)
Paradise Grills showroom now open on I-45 in Spring

The location offers a large selection of outdoor kitchens, bar systems, grills, fire pits, fireplaces and tiki huts.

Tropical City Daiquiris To Go is now open on Kuyekndahl Road in Spring (Courtesy Tropical City Daiquiris To Go)
Tropical City Daiquiris To Go now open on Kuykendahl Road in Spring

The business offers eight daiquiri flavors year-round, including Tropical Rita, Pina Colada and Orange Octane, in addition to seasonal offerings and shots.

Abby's Cafe and Bakery to close by end of 2019 after more than 20 years in business on FM 1960

Known for its New York-style, kettle-boiled bagels, the eatery has been open for more than 20 years.

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This month's featured neighborhood is the Cypresswood subdivision located in ZIP code 77388. (Courtesy Houston Area Realtors)
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Richard Andrews, grandson of Potatoe Patch’s original owners, Richard and Caroline Schaffer, took ownership of the restaurant in August. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)
Original owners’ grandson restores roll-throwing restaurant, Potatoe Patch, to former glory

More than three decades after his grandparents first opened Potatoe Patch, Richard Andrews took ownership in August and has since been working to restore the restaurant where he grew up to its former glory.

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