TRANSPORTATION UPDATES Grand Parkway widening rescheduled due to high priority
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DEMANDDRIVEN PROJECTS Four segments of Grand Parkway widenings are expected to be added to the 2023-26 Transportation Improvement Program.
Transportation planning experts have proposed widening segments of the Grand Parkway sooner than previously scheduled to improve mobility and meet growing demands. Projects include the widening of the two lanes heading in both directions to three lanes from I-45 to Hwy. 249 and from Hwy. 290 to I-10, which were initially planned for scal year 2029. As of press time, the Houston- Galveston Area Council’s Transpor- tation Policy Council was expected to vote Jan. 27 to move these projects into the 2023-26 Transportation Improvement Program. Major projects in the TIP can receive federal funding, and HGAC transportation committees regularly revise plans as needed. Jim Dickinson, senior transportation planner for the HGAC, said the project would be funded by state toll revenue. “These widenings would mitigate congestion and improve the opera- tional eciency of the system,” he said at the Dec. 16 TPC meeting. Emily Black, public information
Hwy. 249 to Kuykendahl Road: $65.34 million in scal year 2024
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JAN. 25. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT CYFNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. four-lane roadway was put on hold last May when the previous contractor left the project. Project scope also includes new trac lights at Fallbrook Drive and Windfern Road, as well as modications at West Road. The project was in Harris County Precinct 4 before redistricting, and construction initially began in sum- mer 2021. Precinct 1 is responsible for about $6 million of the total cost. Timeline: January-late 2023 Cost: $14 million Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 1, Harris County Precinct 4 Gessner Road extension An eort to extend Gessner Road from West Road to Fallbrook Drive resumed in January. Ocials with Harris County Precinct 1 said construction on the
Kuykendahl Road to Holzwarth Road: $45.94 million in FY 2023
Hwy. 290 to West Road: $72.8 million in FY 2026
West Road to I-10: $100.8 million in FY 2026
SOURCE: HOUSTONGALVESTON AREA COUNCILCOMMUNITY IMPACT
ocer with the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, said as tollway use has grown, the level of service standards agreed upon by TxDOT and the seven aected counties are no longer being met. Construction for each segment
could take between 18-30 months, and further widenings could be needed in the future depending on trac counts. Black said the Grand Parkway was built with large medi- ans, so widenings can be made from the inside to minimize disruption.
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