Cy-Fair Edition - May 2020

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

COMPILED BY SHAWN ARRAJJ AND HANNAH ZEDAKER

ONGOING PROJECT

HWY. 249 RAMPS TO SPRING CYPRESS ROAD The Texas Department of Transportation began a three-month project April 20 to reverse the Hwy. 249 northbound entrance and exit ramps between Jones and Spring Cypress roads. According to TxDOT Public Information Ocer Danny Perez, the $2.6 million project will reverse the existing entrance/exit ramp conguration to an exit/entrance conguration by shifting the new exit ramp south of the current entrance ramp. Perez said the project aims to ease trac congestion the interchange’s current design facilitates. “Hwy. 249 northbound trac exiting to Spring Cypress Road during the afternoon commute was queuing up back on the main lanes due to the close proximity of the exit ramp to the Hwy. 249/Spring Cypress Road signalized intersection,” Perez said in an email. In the interim, northbound drivers can exit Hwy. 249 south of Louetta Road or enter Hwy. 249 south of Louetta Road or north of Spring Cypress Road.

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COMPLETED PROJECTS 1 Cypress North Houston Road widening Crews with Harris County Precinct 3 nished work in May on a project to widen Cypress North Houston Road from two lanes to four lanes from east of Green- house Road to west of Barker Trace Road in Cypress. The segment of the road was originally built in 2016. The widening project, which ocials said was needed to accommodate increased trac volumes, was completed roughly one year after a separate project to widen the road be- tween Greenhouse and Fry roads. Timeline: October 2019-April 2020 Cost: $3.2 million (estimated) Funding source: Harris County Precinct 3

ONGOING PROJECTS 2 Grant Road widening

3 Hwy. 6 bridge construction In April, construction crews began working on footings and columns between Hwy. 290 and Wortham Boulevard that will be used to support a four-lane yover bridge that will connect Hwy. 6 and FM 1960 over Hwy. 290. In May, crews also continued working on retaining walls at the south end of the bridge. Once completed the bridge will span from North Eldridge Parkway to just north of Copper Grove Boulevard. A one-lane southbound bridge will also extend from south of Hwy. 290 to Copper Grove. Estimates from the Texas Department of Transportation indicate the project will be completed in late 2020. Timeline: September 2019-late 2020 Cost: $41.4 million Funding source: TxDOT

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Two projects are moving forward to widen Grant Road from two lanes to four lanes. The Harris County Precinct 3 projects are both in the study phase. The rst project, from Spring Cypress to Shaw roads, is slat- ed to enter the design phase in the second quarter of 2020. The second project, from Shaw to Telge roads, is set to enter the de- sign phase in the third quarter. Construc- tion dates and costs are to be determined. Timeline: second quarter-TBD (Spring Cypress to Shaw roads), third quarter-TBD (Shaw to Telge roads) Cost: TBD Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF APRIL 28. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT CYFNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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