6 road projects to know in Spring and Klein in October

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Transportation Updates
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Ongoing projects

  1. Harris County Precinct 4 began construction on a traffic signal system and intersection improvement project at Cutten Road and Vintage Preserve Parkway on Aug. 7. The total construction cost is $436,688
    Estimated timeline: August 2017-November 2017


2. WadeCon LLC was contracted to begin construction of a traffic signal system and left-turn lane at Hufsmith-Kohrville and Holderrieth roads in August. The improvements are part of a joint participation project between Harris County and the Tomball Economic Development Corporation. The total construction cost is $629,053.
Estimated timeline: August 2017-December 2017

Recent updates

3. Gosling Road Segment 1 widening

The Harris County Precinct 4 project includes upgrading a two-lane asphalt roadway to a five-lane concrete pavement between Spring Stuebner Road and the Grand Parkway, and upgrading the road to a four-lane concrete pavement between the Grand Parkway and Mossy Oaks Road. The original construction completion date was extended due to the need to acquire additional materials.
Timeline: Oct. 3, 2016-Nov. 27, 2017
Cost: $8.7 million
Funding source: Harris County

4. Gosling Road segments 2 and 3 widening

The second segment of this project is in the bid and award phase and includes widening the road to four lanes between Mossy Oaks Drive and West Rayford Road. The third segment of the project is in the final design phase and includes widening the road to four lanes between West Rayford Road and Creekside Forest Drive.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $16.2 million
Funding source: Harris County

5. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road Segment 6 widening

Harris County Commissioners Court approved a contract Sept. 12 for this project, which will widen the road to four lanes between Mahaffey Road and FM 2920.
Timeline: September 2017-TBD
Cost: $4.6 million
Funding source: Harris County

6. Spring Stuebner Road Segment D widening

Harris County Commissioners Court approved a contract Sept. 12 for this project, which will widen the road to four lanes from a point 1,600 feet west of I-45 to a point 770 feet west of I-45.
Timeline: September 2017-TBD
Cost: $531,118
Funding source: Harris County




How it works

What is an environmental assessment?

The Texas Department of Transportation conducts an environmental assessment to evaluate the impact of a federally funded project on the environment. This is required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to ensure federal agencies gather information about any environmental consequences a project may have and relay that information to the public.

The environmental assessment is conducted early in the process while preliminary engineering is underway but before formal plans are developed. Public input is incorporated when assessing the scope of the work to be done in a proposed project. TxDOT will also conduct a technical study on the effects of air quality, traffic noise, land use and parkland.

Results from the technical study are then summarized into a draft environmental assessment report that is available for the public to review. Any comments from the public are incorporated into the final report that includes an environmental decision on the project’s impact.
By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and later senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels.



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