TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES Construction onWillowbrook-area FM1960 improvement project delayed for third time
BY HANNAH ZEDAKER
FM 1960 IMPROVEMENTS Cost: $18.8 million Timeline: December 2021-April 2024
An $18.8 million project to alleviate trac in the Willowbrook area has been delayed for the third time, according to Danny Perez, public information ocer for the Texas Department of Transportation. The project will add dual left turn lanes at Cutten Road, Breton Ridge Street and the Willowbrook Mall entrances as well as length- ening all turning lanes on FM 1960 between Centereld Drive and Cutten to provide additional space for vehicles, Perez said. The project will also add a dedicated right turn lane at Willow Center Drive and at Cutten and add a thru lane east- and westbound from the Willowbrook Mall Center entrance to Cutten. Additionally, the project will incorporate pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, replace existing pavement and upgrade trac signals. Originally scheduled to go out for bid in January 2018, the project had previously been delayed twice due to challenges associated with the right of way. As of early
The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal and vehicle titling ended April 14. Waiver for car title, registration endswith no grace period HANNAH ZEDAKERCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
BY HANNAH ZEDAKER
The temporary waiver covering initial vehicle registra- tion, vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits ended April 14 with no grace period, ocials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced. The temporary waiver was rst implemented by Gov. Greg Abbott last March and had since been extended several times throughout the coronavirus pandemic. “After April 14, 2021, law enforcement may begin issuing citations to motorists operating a vehicle without a current registration sticker or current registration receipt,” accord- ing to an April news release.
January, Perez said all parcels needed for the project had been acquired; however, several utility relocations and adjustments still needed to be made ahead of the previously anticipated June start date. As of April 19, Perez said the project had been pushed back a third time due to utility conicts. Construction on the project is now expected to begin in December and will take roughly 28 months to complete.
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TxDOT holds virtual public meeting on FM 2920 safety
MAY 12 Date comments must be received or postmarked by CSJ 294102062, ETC. should be referenced in comments EMAIL sharmeen.rahman@ txdot.gov MAIL TxDOT Houston District Oce, Advanced Project Development Director, P.O. Box 1386, Houston, TX 77251
improvements BY ANNA LOTZ
The Texas Department of Transportation hosted a virtual meeting April 27 regarding safety improve- ments slated for the FM 2920 corridor between I-45 and Tomball.
The proposed project spans 11 miles from I-45 to North Willow Street and includes adding continuous raised medians from west of the Grand Parkway to I-45 as well as right turn lanes
throughout the project area. Currently, FM 2920 is a four- lane, undivided roadway, accord- ing to TxDOT information, and has a crash rate in the project area that is “signicantly higher”
than the state’s average. As of press time, the virtual meeting was slated to involve a presentation and the hearing of public comments.
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF APRIL 21. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT CYFNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.
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