Ask the Editor: When will Telge Road be widened?

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The proposed Harris County Precinct 4 project to widen Telge Road is split into four parts as well as the ongoing construction on the bridge over Little Cypress Creek. When completed, the road and bridge widening is anticipated to mitigate some of the traffic congestion.

While construction to widen the Telge Road bridge to four lanes is slated to wrap up in September—a joint project by Harris County precincts 3 and 4—the earliest a construction contract would be awarded for the first segment of the road widening would be in the second quarter of 2018, according to information provided by Harris County Precinct 4. This project widens Telge Road from two lanes to a four-lane concrete boulevard between Spring Cypress and Louetta roads near Tomball and Cypress. Harris County commissioners are expected to award the project on June 12, a phase that takes approximately 60-90 days to finalize, according to Harris County Precinct 4 officials. Construction should begin in the third quarter of this year.

In total, the project’s four parts stretch from Spring Cypress Road to FM 2920, widening the road to a four-lane concrete boulevard with appropriate drainage.

According to Precinct 4, segments 2-4 have completed the study phase, and project development is ongoing. No construction start date has been released. However, Segment 2—from Louetta to Grant roads—is anticipated to go out for bid in 2019, officials said. Segment 3—from Grant Road to the Grand Parkway—and Segment 4—from the Grand Parkway to FM 2920—are anticipated to go out for bids in 2020 and 2021, respectively, according to Precinct 4 officials.

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Anna Dembowski
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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