Transportation updates on Gosling, Hufsmith-Kohrville and Spring Stuebner roads

Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates

Transportation Updates The project will widen the road from two to four lanes from West Mossy Oaks to West Rayford roads, and from West Rayford Road and Creekside Forest Drive.[/caption]

3. Gosling Road widening segments 2 and 3


The project will widen the road from two to four lanes from West Mossy Oaks to West Rayford roads, and from West Rayford Road and Creekside Forest Drive. Both segments are in the design phase. Harris County will seek bids for Segment 2 in the fourth quarter of 2017, and Segment 3 will be up for bid in the third quarter.


Timeline: TBD
Cost: $14.3 million
Funding sources: Harris County



4. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road Segment 6 widening


The project spans Mahaffey Road and FM 2920 and will widen Hufsmith-Kohrville Road from two to four lanes. The project is in the design phase, and Harris County plans to put it up for bid in the second quarter of 2017.


Timeline: TBD
Cost: $5.3 million
Funding sources: Harris County



5. Spring Stuebner Road Segment D widening


Spring Stuebner Road will be widened from 1,600 feet west of I-45 and 770 feet west of I-45. The project is in the design phase, and Harris County plans to put the project out for bid in the third quarter of 2017.


Timeline: TBD
Cost: $660,000
Funding sources: Harris County







Transportation Updates Whenever a new road is built in Texas, the entity constructing the roadway is required to reach out to the Texas Transportation Commission to determine the speed limit for the new road, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.[/caption]

How it works


How are state speed limits determined?
Whenever a new road is built in Texas, the entity constructing the roadway is required to reach out to the Texas Transportation Commission to determine the speed limit for the new road, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.


Factors that determine a road’s speed limit include the road’s length and location, transitions from other speed limits, directional differences, trial runs of the roadway and the location of regulatory speed limit signs along the road, according to TxDOT.


Local governments hold some control over determining speed limits as well. Cities, counties and other government officials work with TxDOT to conduct traffic and engineering studies and pass city speed ordinances, TxDOT Public Information Officer Deidrea George said.


State Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, recently filed House Bill 1368 to lower the prima facie speed limits on urban district roads in Texas from 30 mph to 25 mph. The prima facie speed limit is the unspoken speed limit on roads with no posted limit.

By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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