Here's the latest on 9 transportation projects in and around the Spring, Klein area

(Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)

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(Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here's the latest information on nine local transportation projects in and around the Spring and Klein community.

ONGOING PROJECTS
1. Hwy. 249 improvements

Phase 2D of the ongoing Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality project includes improvements to traffic signals and intersections along Hwy. 249 between Antoine Road and Spring Cypress Road. The project remains on track for completion by March 2022.

Timeline: Aug. 13, 2019-March 2022

Cost: $3.61 million

Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4, Texas Department of Transportation

2. Champion Drive upgrades

Construction continues on Champion Drive between FM 1960 and Cypress Creek for a project that will upgrade the two-lane asphalt roadway to a two-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage systems. Construction is expected to wrap up in early April.

Timeline: Sept. 24, 2018-April 5, 2020

Cost: $13.3 million

Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4, Champions Municipal Utility District

3. Cypress Station Drive, Hollow Tree Lane intersection improvements

A project to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Cypress Station Drive and Hollow Tree Lane has been put on hold while the Harris County Engineering Department works with local utility companies to resolve utility conflict issues at the intersection. According to Pamela Rocchi, the director of Harris County Precinct 4’s Capital Improvement Projects Division, there are approximately 30 days remaining for the construction’s completion following the resolution of these utility issues.

Timeline: Nov. 12, 2019-TBD

Cost: $261,343

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

UPCOMING PROJECTS

4. Gosling, Root roads intersection improvements

Plans to install a traffic signal system at the intersection of Gosling and Root roads have been completed, and construction is expected to begin in March, barring any unforeseen circumstances beyond Harris County’s control, Rocchi said. Construction is expected to take one month to complete.

Timeline: March 2020-April 2020

Cost: $297,697

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

5. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road upgrades

Plans are currently under design to upgrade Hufsmith-Kohrville Road to a four-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage from Hollow Glen Lane to Ezekiel Road. Traffic signals will also be installed where Hufsmith-Kohrville Road intersects with Lacey and Ezekiel roads.

Timeline: third quarter 2020-TBD

Cost: $7.9 million

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

6. Stuebner Airline Road upgrades

A project to upgrade Stuebner Airline Road as a four-lane concrete paved section with improved drainage between FM 2920 and the Grand Parkway are currently being studied. According to Rocchi, the final alignment for the project will be determined upon completion of the study phase.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: TBD

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

7. Stuebner Airline Road, Farm League Park intersection improvements

The Harris County Engineering Department’s Transportation and Planning Division is currently designing plans to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Stuebner Airline Road and Farm League Park. A construction timeline for the project has not yet been identified.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: TBD

Funding source: Harris County Engineering Department's Transportation and Planning Division

REGIONAL PROJECTS

8. Gosling Road Bridge

The project to widen Gosling Road to four lanes from south of Flintridge Drive to the village of Creekside Park is in the design phase. The project includes widening the southbound bridge over Spring Creek. An agreement was reached between Harris and Montgomery counties, and Harris County Precinct 4 will oversee the joint project, with Harris County Precinct 4 contributing $5.8 million.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $4 million (Montgomery County), $5.8 million (Harris County)

Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 3, Harris County Precinct 4

9. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road Segment 3

Precinct 4 crews are planning to widen Hufsmith-Kohrville Road from two lanes to four concrete lanes between Ezekiel and Holderrieth roads. The project is in the design phase. A traffic signal will also be added at Woodland Shore Drive.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: TBD

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4


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