TRANSPORTATION UPDATES Precinct 3 begins $1M bridge maintenance series work Harris County Precinct 3 officials initiated maintenance work on bridges in north Harris County this April, Local improvements included addressing erosion issues and repaving slopes to ensure safety and extend the life of the bridges. BUILDING BETTER BRIDGES
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including several in the Cy-Fair area. Repair work on the Fry Road bridge over Cypress Creek will start this summer. Additionally, work on the Senate Avenue bridge over White Oak Bayou in Jersey Village will start in mid-September. Precinct 3 Commu- nications Manager Jeannie Peng said repairs will address erosion issues and repave slopes to extend the life of the bridges. The projects are the first in a series of three bridge improvement pack- ages totaling $1 million funded by Precinct 3 that will cover 47 bridges across Cypress, Spring, Humble and Crosby, according to a news release. Peng said contracts were awarded for 22 bridges in Package 1, and they are expected to undergo repairs by the fourth quarter. Packages 2 and 3— which include the remaining bridges— had not been finalized or approved by Harris County Commissioners Court
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as of press time. The bridges were assessed by Precinct 3’s engineering and mainte- nance team, and they were selected for maintenance based on deficien- cies identified in the Texas Depart- ment of Transportation’s Bridge Inventory, Inspection and Appraisal Fry Road bridge over Cypress Creek Timeline: tentatively beginning in mid-July Cost: part of a $1 million bridge improvement package Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3 SOURCE: HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT 3/COMMUNITY IMPACT
Program report. “Proactively scheduled mainte- nance projects like this help reduce long-term costs that may accrue from neglecting infrastructure as well as maintain safety standards for critical structures, such as bridges,” accord- ing to the release. Senate Avenue bridge over White Oak Bayou Timeline: tentatively beginning in mid-September Cost: part of a $1 million bridge improvement package Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF MAY 9. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT CYFNEWS@COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. Left-turn lane extensions Harris County Precinct 3 completed the extension of the left-turn lanes at two Cypress-area intersections. One project took place on Barker Cypress Road at Longenbaugh Road, and the other was on Fry Road at Bridgeland Creek Parkway. Officials said these efforts will improve traffic flow. Timeline: October 2022-March 2023 Cost: $150,000 Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3
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