Transportation Updates

    transportationWe all love living in Katy, Tx, but one thing I think we can all live without is the traffic head ache every rush hour. When living in the fourth biggest metropolitan in the country it’s bound to happen though.

    We have some updates on the changes to your daily commute.

    1. Morton Ranch expansion

    The Morton Ranch Road project from Katy Hockley Cutoff Road to Porter Road was completed in August. The road was expanded from a two-lane asphalt roadway with roadside ditches to a four-lane concrete boulevard with a 32-foot wide median and underground storm sewer system.

    Timeline: completed
    Cost:
    $5.6 million
    Funding sources: Harris County

    1. FM 1463 expansion

    A project to widen FM 1463 from I-10 to FM 1093 is in development and has yet to be funded. The project would widen FM 1463 from two-lanes to four-lanes with additional lanes near I-10 and at major intersections.

    Timeline: TBD
    Cost:
    $74.7 million
    Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation

    1. S. Firethorne Road extension

    The South Firethorne Road project will connect the east-west road with north-south Spring Green Boulevard to the west. Between the Reserve at Katy and the Avalon at Spring Green communities, the 1,100-foot connection for the South Firethorne Road extension will stop at Spring Green creating a T intersection. The project will be up for bid Dec. 16.

    Timeline: TBA
    Cost: NA
    Funding sources: city of Katy Metro dollars from the Katy Development Authority

    1. I-10 from Beltway 8 to Highway 6 restriping

    I-10 will be restriped in sections to provide 10 lanes plus managed lanes. The project is expected to be completed in January 2016.
    Timeline: January 2016
    Cost: $953,300
    Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation

    1. Crossover Road expansion

    Fort Bend County is designing a project to widen Crossover Road from FM 1463 to Spring Green Boulevard. The project will go out for bid in the spring and start construction in summer 2016. The road will be widened from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane concrete boulevard.

    Timeline: summer 2016 – winter 2017
    Cost: $3.3 million
    Funding Sources: Fort Bend County and Newland Communities

     

    SOURCE: http://communityimpact.com/2015/12/15/transportation-updates-120/

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