KATY (Covering Katy News)—Roadwork in and around the Katy area continues. Here’s an update on some projects in the works.
Expansion of Katy Flewellen Road
Expansion of Katy Flewellen Road, from Willow Lane to Gaston Road, is set for later this year. Plans are to widen Katy Flewellen Road from a two-lane, asphalt road to a four-lane, concrete road. In addition, the road will have underground stormwater drainage.
Private utility providers expect to first move the power lines and telephone cables before the project begins. The Fort Bend County-funded project is expected to cost $3.4 million.
Expansion of Greenbusch Road
Expansion of Greenbusch Road, from Ensley Hollow Drive to Westheimer Parkway, is planned to begin this fall and should take a year to complete. Plans are to widen Greenbusch Road from a two-lane, asphalt road with open ditches to a two-lane, concrete road. In addition, the road will have underground stormwater drainage. The project is expected to improve safety for the nearby school traffic.
The Fort Bend County-funded project is expected to cost $6.8 million.
Expansion of Peek Road
Expansion of Peek Road, from Clay Road to Stockdick School Road, is a two-phase project that began this month and should be completed by the fourth quarter of next year.
The first segment runs from 500 feet north of Clay Road to 300 feet north of Grand Ventana Drive. It began May 13 and is expected to take approximately six to seven months to complete.
The second segment runs from 300 feet north of Grand Ventana Drive to north of Stockdick Road. All needed property must still be acquired, and a construction schedule will be determined later. The Harris County-funded project is expected to cost between $5.5 and $6.5 million.
Expansion of FM 529
Discussion and planning continue for the expansion of FM 529. On April 30, the Texas Department of Transportation held a public hearing to consider public input and recommendations for the project. A second public hearing is planned for later this year, though it has not yet been announced.
Plans are to expand the existing two-lane undivided roadway with additional lanes and a median.
The project, jointly funded by Harris and Waller counties, is expected to cost $120 million.