Tomball | Magnolia Edition - February 2020

TOMBALL MAGNOLIA EDITION

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Relief Seeking Spring Cypress Road is among the most congested roads in Texas, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s list of most congested roadways released in December. No. 606 out of 1,800 roadways ANNUAL CONGESTION COST: $11.14 million ANNUAL DELAY PERMILE: 51,807 hours

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subdivisions underway

Widening To alleviate congestion, Harris County Precinct 4 is widening the roadway to six lanes from Hwy. 249 to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road. TIMELINE: August 2019 -February 2020 COST: $3.62 million SpringCypress Road

SOURCES: HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT 4, TEXAS A&M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTECOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Nearly one-third of the approximately 1,600 homes proposed or under construction within the city of Tomball are concentrated along Hufsmith Road and South Cherry Street, according to city information. The two-lane, county-owned roadways have seen an uptick in development as new residential com- munities Grand Junction, Copper Cove and Cherry Pines have broken ground, while home construction is expected to start this spring in Timber Trails, Com- munity Impact Newspaper previously reported. The four communities total 501 lots with the proposed Tomball Heights slated to bring another 41 homes along the Brown-Hufsmith roads corridor. “I’ve seen a signicant increase in trac in the last four or ve years [on Hufsmith Road]. Once these subdivisions come in, it’s going to be even more so,” Community Development Director CraigMeyers said. CONTINUED ON 32 HufsmithRoad, South Cherry Street to gain 500homes by 2026 BY ANNA LOTZ SOURCE: CITY OF TOMBALLCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER Copper Cove on Cherry Street is among several subdivisions under construction in the city of Tomball.

Local roads among state’smost congested

Projects are underway in Harris and Montgom- ery counties to address congestion on roadways that are among the most congested in the state, according to a recent study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. However, mobility fund- ing challenges in Harris County could delay some mobility projects in the Greater Tomball area. Ten stretches of roadways in the Tomball and Relief could be delayed following Harris County mobility discussion BY SHAWN ARRAJJ AND KARA MCINTYRE

Magnolia area—including FM 1488, FM 2920, and Spring Cypress and Kuykendahl roads—ranked in the TTI’s list of the more than 1,800 most con- gested roadways in Texas released Dec. 10. Funding for some transportation projects planned to address some of those roadways— including the widenings of Holderrieth Road, North Eldridge Parkway and Hufsmith-Kohrville Road—could be in question following a Harris County shift in mobility funding last summer that left Precinct 4 with less mobility funding. This could mean delayed trac relief for

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