Spring Cypress Road widening to be complete in February

Construction to widen Spring Cypress Road from Hwy. 249 to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road is scheduled to be complete in February. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction to widen Spring Cypress Road from Hwy. 249 to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road is scheduled to be complete in February. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Construction to widen Spring Cypress Road from Hwy. 249 to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road is scheduled to be complete in February. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)

Harris County Precinct 4 is working on a project to widen Spring Cypress Road to a six-lane concrete boulevard section between Hwy. 249 and 800 feet east of Hufsmith-Kohrville Road in Tomball. This project falls within Precinct 4’s Congestion Mitigation Air Quality joint participation project with the Texas Department of Transportation, said Pamela Rocchi, the director of Precinct 4’s capital improvement projects division. While the entirety of the CMAQ project will not be completed until March 2022, Rocchi said construction on this portion of Spring Cypress Road will be complete in February.

Timeline: August 2019-February 2020


Cost: $3.62 million

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4
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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