FM 1774 overpass opening delayed

The opening of the overpass on FM 1774 is delayed due to lighting installation, according to Magnolia City Administrator Paul Mendes.

The opening of the overpass on FM 1774 is delayed due to lighting installation, according to Magnolia City Administrator Paul Mendes.

The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing an overpass from north of FM 1488 to FM 1486 in Magnolia to provide a direct route over the Union Pacific Corp. railroad tracks. Lighting installation is holding TxDOT crews back from opening the overpass to the public, Magnolia City Administrator Paul Mendes said at a July 9 City Council meeting, and other items still need to be finished, TxDOT Public Information Officer Emily Black said. The project is 95% complete as of mid-July, according to TxDOT information.
Timeline: December 2016-third quarter 2019
Cost: $23.4 million
Funding source: TxDOT
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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