KATY (Covering Katy News) – The State of Texas Department of Transportation will open the final leg of Cane Island Parkway on Friday, Aug. 31.

“After a big push by my staff, our County Engineering department and our contractors, I’m pleased to announce that we have finally received a completion date from TxDOT for the opening of Cane Island Parkway,” said Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers.

It will be a new, direct route between FM 1463 and I-10 and will bring much-needed relief to the traffic congestion through the Firethorne and Woodcreek Reserve communities. Over the next few days, there will be crews testing the signal lights in the area.

“Our contractor was on schedule to have this road open well before school started, but FM 1463 is a state-owned road and the intersection tie-in has been controlled by TxDOT’s scheduling decisions,” Meyers said.

Once the roadway opens the work will not stop.  Phase 2 of Cane Island Parkway is already well underway.  That is when the two-lane road will be expanded to a four-lane road between FM 1463 and I-10.

“We are working aggressively to start the bid phase of the project in Spring 2019, and are already going through design comments with TxDOT,” Meyers said. “More progress on this road will begin in a few short months. The new thoroughfare will make a dramatic improvement for our community and our families,” Meyers added.

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