TRANSPORTATION UPDATES

Transportation Updates

Project spotlight


1. The Grand Parkway  F-1, F-2 and G
Construction continues on three simultaneous segments—F-1, F-2 and G—of Houston’s third outer loop. The segments stretch from Hwy. 290 to Hwy. 59 and feature major overpasses and interchanges at Hwy. 290, Hwy. 249 and I-45. For up-to-date information, visit www.grandparkway99.com.
Timeline: July 2013-December 2015
Cost: $1 billion
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation

Lane closures for the Grand Parkway construction




  • Boudreaux Road from Hwy. 249 to Old Boudreaux Road will see alternating eastbound and westbound lane closures from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 15.

  • Hildebrandt Road from Klein Oak Lane to Kuykendahl Road will be closed until 4 p.m. May 21.

  • I-45 northbound Hardy Toll Road exit, I-45 northbound frontage road left lane and right shoulder from Spring Stuebner Road entrance ramp to north of exit No. 72 will be closed through the end of this summer.

  • I-45 northbound entrance ramps for Spring Stuebner Road and FM 2920 will be closed through May 31.






Project Updates


2. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road Segment 1


Contractor Menade Inc. began construction Feb. 16 to widen Hufsmith-Kohrville Road from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane concrete boulevard section.


Timeline: Feb. 16, 2015-Feb. 15, 2016
Cost: $6.59 million
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4






3. Gosling Road widening


Harris County has plans to widen Gosling Road from Spring Stuebner Road north to Research Forest Drive. The roadway will be widened to a four or five-lane roadway. Segment 1, from Spring Stuebner Road to West Mossy Oaks Road, is in the final design phase and could be out to bid in the second quarter of 2015. Segment 2, from West Mossy Oaks Road to West Rayford Road, and Segment 3, from West Rayford Road and Research Forest Drive, are still in the study phase.


Timeline: Segment 1 is expected to be bid in the second quarter of 2015. Segments 2 and 3 are still in the study phase.
Cost: $7.8 million (Segment 1), $10.6 million (Segment 2), $5.2 million (Segment 3)
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4






4. Spring Cypress Road widening


Harris County has plans to add a fifth lane to Spring Cypress Road from I-45 east to Lexington Boulevard. The contractor, Angel Brothers Construction, began construction on the project March 2.


Timeline: March 2-Sept. 27
Cost: $3.49 million
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4






5. T.C. Jester signal installation


Harris County continues to install traffic lights at intersections along T.C. Jester Boulevard between FM 1960 and FM 2920 in Spring. Originally scheduled for completion May 22, the completion date was pushed back to December due to changes in the contract allowing for installation of an additional signal at Spring Creek Oaks Drive and modifications
at Pinelakes Boulevard and Alvin A. Klein Road.


Timeline: March 21, 2014-December 2015
Cost: $2.56 million
Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4, TxDOT

By Matt Stephens
Matt Stephens joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2012. A Tomball native and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Matt joined as a reporter for The Woodlands team before being promoted to help launch the Spring | Klein edition in spring of 2014 and later to North Houston managing editor in late 2015. He has served as managing editor to the Phoenix and Nashville papers since August 2020.


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