Lake Houston - Humble - Kingwood | February 2020

LAKE HOUSTON HUMBLE KINGWOOD EDITION

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PROJECTS Six Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita roads ranked in the top 25% of the state’s most congested roads per the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s 2019 report. There are mobility projects on the books aimed at alleviating congestion. However, Harris County is also in the midst of revamping the way it allocates mobility funding, which could aect funding and build-outs of local road projects. COMPILED BY KELLY SCHAFLER PLANNED

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Congestion rank scope Planned projects

NORTHPARK DR.

3

WOODLAND HILLS DR.

SORTERS MCCLELLAN RD.

KINGWOOD DR.

2120

Intersection improvements

1960

2

5

45

Annual delay per mile

Daily trac volume

2019 state congestion rank out of 1,800 roads

4A

4B

LAKE HOUSTON

W. LAKE HOUSTON PKWY.

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NORTHPARK DRIVE

59

FM 1960 WEST OF HWY. 59 96,562 hours 49,537 vehicles No. 228 An access management study is being conducted between Hwy. 59 and I-45 in Spring. Raised medians will likely be added along segments of the corridor. 2

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111,980 hours

34,941 vehicles

No. 182

The road will be expanded to six lanes from Hwy. 59 to Woodland Hills Drive. Phase 1 spans to Russell Palmer Road; Phase 2 includes Russell Palmer to Woodland Hills.

N

Ocials said there are no projects scheduled for these corridors at this time.

Phase 1: December 2020-2023 Phase 2: TBD

Cost: $86.2 million

Cost: TBD

TBD

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KINGWOOD DRIVE 96,310 hours

FM 1960 EAST OF HWY. 59

5

BUSINESS FM 1960

28,511 vehicles

No. 229

85,795 hours

39,842 vehicles

No. 294

72,787 hours

16,949 vehicles

No. 381

There are no plans to expand Kingwood Drive, but pedestrian and mobility improvements are budgeted through 2024.

Two projects to address congestion will expand the corridor from four to six lanes and add a raised median.

WEST LAKE HOUSTON PARKWAY

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mid to late 2020- mid to late 2023 mid- to late 2020- mid- to late 2024

70,327 hours

30,938 vehicles

No. 409

A

Cost: $64 million

Cost: $6.75 million

2020-24

SOURCES: HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT 2, LAKE HOUSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TEXAS A&M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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INSIDE

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Cost: $70 million

LakeHouston residents ght to continue lowering Lake Conroe

Elizabeth Bolt said. “We had over 3 feet of water in our home that came in the middle of the night [during Hur- ricane Harvey] with no warning.” Local residents are imploring the SJRA to continue lowering Lake Con- roe until permanent ood-preven- tion strategies, such as dredging the West Fork of the San Jacinto River and

groups of Lake Houston and Lake Con- roe residents have voiced their opin- ions on the strategy’s eectiveness. Lake Houston-area ocials said sea- sonally lowering Lake Conroe leads to fewer releases from the dam, which can reduce ooding downstream. “We’re just asking for a stop-gap measure; we just want some level of reassurance,” Kingwood resident

BY KELLY SCHAFLER AND EVA VIGH

A temporary and controversial ood-mitigation strategy to lower Lake Conroe and reduce ooding downstream of the dam and in the Lake Houston area is in jeopardy. With the San Jacinto River Authority board of directors set to vote Feb. 20onwhether tocontinue lowering the lake in the spring and fall, opposing

More than 1,000 people went to a special meeting Jan. 21 about lowering Lake Conroe.

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