Precinct 4 continues road projects in Cypress and NW Houston
Harris County Precinct 4 will be completing road projects in Cypress and studying other projects to improve mobility and minimize traffic in northwest Houston.
The county invested $5.8 million into widening the bridge project on Telge Road near Spring Cypress Road to four lanes from two.
The project began on May 2017 and is expected to be completed later this month, said Pamela Rocchi, Precinct 4 capital improvements director.
“The decision to widen Telge Road and Bridge across Little Cypress Creek was made by both Precinct 3 and Precinct 4 due to the rapid population growth and increasing development within the Cypress area of Harris County,” she said.
Upgrades on Grant Road between Old Kluge Road to Spring Cypress Road to widen it to four lanes from two are scheduled to be completed in January.
The project, which began in February 2017, cost $12.5 million, Rocchi said.
“The rapid growth of population and development in the area necessitated the widening for the purposes of improved traffic mobility,” she said.
The precinct is also in the study phase to identify specific improvements along Veterans Memorial Drive between the Sam Houston Parkway and FM 1960.
Possible upgrades may include rebuilding the traffic signal system due to aging parts and installing battery backup systems.
The project may also include upgrading pedestrian paths with curb ramps and signals to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“The missing segments of continuous turn lanes on Veterans Memorial Drive are between West Greens Road and Antoine Drive, and between Fountainhead Drive and FM 1960. Existing traffic signals will be evaluated to determine what upgrades need to be made on the existing traffic signal systems along the corridor,” Rocchi said.
The precinct is also working on road projects in Tomball. One project is adding a westward segment of Holderrieth Road from Texas 249 to Calvert Road that will cost $6 million.
The project is expected to be completed by November and is being built near a new service center the precinct is building.
A $4.7 million project to widen Hufsmith-Kohrville Road between FM 2920 and Mahaffey Road to four lanes from two is scheduled to finish in December.