The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its proposal to widen the Grand Parkway from Hwy. 249 to Kuykendahl Road and from Kuykendahl to Holzwarth roads, said Jillian Sanders, who is part of the project team for this project, in a prerecorded presentation video.

The proposed project, funded by toll revenue and spanning 9.6 miles, would cost around $111 million and widen the Grand Parkway from four to six lanes.

“Since [the Grand Parkway] opened to traffic in 2016, traffic volumes have steadily increased,” Sanders said in the video presentation. “However, no improvements have been made in the past seven years.”

Sanders said widening the roadway is required by an interlocal agreement when the road reaches a “C” level or service or below. The Grand Parkway is at a “D” level of service.

“A level of service ‘D’ is defined as high-density flow in which speed and freedom to maneuver are severely restricted and comfort and convenience have declined even though flow remains stable,” Sanders said.

The project aims to accommodate regional growth, reduce traffic congestion and support operational efficiency along the road, according to the presentation. The project would also include drainage and detention changes.

Sanders also said the project would take place within the existing right of way with no displacements occurring.

“After the comment period closes, the project team will review the comments received, make appropriate design changes and prepare official public meeting documentation,” Sanders said.

Receiving an environmental design and creating a detailed design will take place before construction, according to the presentation.

The widening of Segment 1—from Hwy. 249 to Kuykendahl Road—is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2024 and take around three years, Sanders said. The widening of Segment 2—from Kuykendahl to Holzwarth roads—is anticipated to begin in early 2025 and also take three years.

An in-person open house on this project will be held April 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Spring Chateau, 4010 FM 2920, Spring. Community members can submit comments and feedback via a comment card emailed or mailed to TxDOT or in person at the public meeting.

Comments must be received by May 5 to be included in the public meeting documentation, Sanders said.

View the virtual presentation below.

View the presentation slides below.