Fort Bend County makes headway on multiple transportation projects
Read down below for more information on when they will be completed, how much they will cost and who is funding them. (Courtesy HAR)
Fort Bend County has been making continuous progress on multiple transportation projects in the area. Read down below for more information on when they will be completed, how much they will cost and who is funding them.
Tamarron Crossing project
During its Aug. 23 meeting, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court approved a $44,000 invoice for engineering services for a county mobility project at Tamarron Crossing with plans that are now 95% complete.
The $2.1 million project, using funds from a 2020 $218.2 million mobility bond approved in November 2020, is designed to construct the county’s portion of Tamarron Crossing—the northern portion—which extends from Tamarron Trace to FM 1463, according to county documents.
The project includes the design and construction of two lanes of a four-lane divided boulevard with a concrete curb and gutter roadway. Meanwhile, the southern half of the road has already been constructed.
Construction is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2023 with a five-month construction period, Fort Bend County Engineer Ike Akinwande said.
Grand Parkway frontage road
On Aug. 23, Fort Bend County commissioners approved engineering services to add frontage roads along the Grand Parkway at the Cinco Ranch Greenway Village. It is part of a larger northbound frontage road project from Cinco Ranch Boulevard to Bay Hill Boulevard. This is one of seven frontage road projects to extend roads northbound from Fry Road to Highland Knolls Drive and southbound from Highland Knolls to FM 1093.
Cost: $18 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County
Prairie Parkway extension
Extending Prairie Parkway from Boardwalk Drive to Kingsland Boulevard by the Katy Development Authority will wrap up in September. The project will extend the four-lane parkway and create mobility within the Katy Boardwalk District.
Cost: $1.86 million
Funding source: KDA cash funds