Cy-Fair Edition | May 2021

A number of mobility projects are underway or planned in Cy-Fair, including new connections and road widenings. ROAD Hitting the

Widening from Jones to Perry roads, extension from Perry to FM 1960 Cypress NorthHoustonRoad

Schiel Road

Telge Road

Grant Road

Widening from two to four lanes

Widening from two to four lanes

Widening from two to four lanes

Cost: $8.5M Timeline: Early 2023 completion

Cost: TBD

Cost: TBD

Cost: $10.9M

Timeline: TBD

Timeline: TBD

Timeline: start dates of 2023 (Perry to FM 1960) and 2027 (Jones to Perry)




North-south corridors East-west corridors


Pedestrian/bike Highway project




INCOMING INHABITANTS A handful of home communities in Cy-Fair are slated to see thousands of new homes built through 2030.

Shared use bike and pedestrian path


O N R D .

Cost: $1.26M



Timeline: 2021 start

Homes built


A Richeld Ranch: 760 B Dunham Pointe: 1,540 C Bridgeland: 3,669 D Towne Lake: 1,129 E Bridge Creek: 655 F Land Tejas: 1,056 G Canyon Lakes West: 1,179

Gessner Road


Extension as two-lane roadway Cost: $10.1M Timeline: construction to begin in coming months




West Road

Louetta Road


Widening from two to four lanes Cost: $1.9M

Extension as a four-lane roadway Cost: $8.8M

Two elevated managed lanes in each direction between Loop 610 and the Grand Parkway

Cost: $1.25B Timeline: six projects slated over 2025-40


Timeline: Q3 2021 completion

Timeline: March 2022 completion



are doing a good job of identifying the projects that will get us there,” said Je Collins, a board member of the Transportation Advocacy Group in the Houston region. Upcomingconstruction The Mason extension through Dun- ham Pointe kicked o last fall. Dun- ham said he hopes the project, which will serve as the primary entrance into the community, will be completed by the end of 2021. However, the road will not yet con- nect farther south, and it will for now end at the end of the Dunham Pointe community. At some point, plans are to connect Mason through the Bridgeland community and farther south toward Katy, county ocials said. Completing the connection will involve multiple landowners work- ing together, with private developers likely taking the lead on bringing it to reality. Aside from Dunham Pointe, other key players are the Howard Hughes Corp., which owns Bridgeland, and Richeld Ranch, which owns another tract nearby and has not announced

the county’s four precincts, the fund- ing was split equally this year while a new study determines how it should be allocated moving forward. However, the overall boost resulted in each precinct receiving more than it did in the previous scal year. Pre- cinct 3, which covers parts of Cy-Fair west of Hwy. 290, saw its funding go up from $32.4 million in 2019-20 scal year to $40.5 million in FY 2020-21. Precinct 4, which covers Cy-Fair east of Hwy. 290, went from $36 million to $40.5 million. At an April 1 Transportation Com- mittee meeting of the Cy-Fair Hous- ton Chamber of Commerce, Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey said his precinct is working to advance an asphalt pavement program slated to bring the quality of 35 miles of road— including parts of Spring Cypress and Telge roads—up to standard within the next ve years. “That is getting it done,” Ramsey said. “We know what our mission is.” Other local road projects address some of the roads on the Texas Trans- portation Institute’s list of the 1,000 most congested roadways in the state,

plans for development. Dunham said a project similar to Mason will involve extending West- green Boulevard south from where Mueschke Road meets Hwy. 290. A separate but similar project in the Towne Lake area involves bringing Greenhouse Road north to Hwy. 290 and connecting it to Skinner Road. The latter project is being led by Harris County Municipal Utility Dis- trict No. 500 and funded partially with a federal grant. Construction is slated for kick o in 2024, but MUD ocials said it could begin sooner if approved by the federal government. The $38 million project will involve building a six-lane roadway with 10-foot-wide hike and bike lanes along both sides of Greenhouse. Once con- struction begins, it will take roughly 20 months to complete. Fundingboost Harris County commissioners approved a mobility funding boost in March in the county’s 2021-22 budget. Although a funding formula has been used in the past to determine how funding should be allocated among


“The county has worked hard over a long period of time,” said Dunham, who is partnering with transporta- tion agencies to extend Mason and Mueschke roads south of Hwy. 290. “Those large collector streets are so the population has multiple entrances and exits into their developments.” Demographers with Population and Survey Analysts project most of the growth in Cy-Fair over the next decade will occur around the Grand Parkway south of Hwy. 290. Around 3,700 new homes in Bridgeland will be occupied by 2030, along with more than 1,500 in Dunham Pointe and just over 1,100 in Towne Lake. As a result, several road projects that have gotten the attention of local mobility experts involve connect- ing corridors to Hwy. 290—including Mason and Greenhouse roads. Other important projects involve widening major roads toward the Grand Park- way farther north, including Telge and Grant roads. “Staying on top of growth is always hard, but I think the county precincts



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