LAKE HOUSTON HUMBLE KINGWOOD EDITION
VOLUME 4, ISSUE 10 FEB. 3MARCH 1, 2020
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
Congestion rank scope Planned projects
WOODLAND HILLS DR.
SORTERS MCCLELLAN RD.
Annual delay per mile
Daily trac volume
2019 state congestion rank out of 1,800 roads
W. LAKE HOUSTON PKWY.
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
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.
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
KINGWOOD DRIVE 96,310 hours
FM 1960 EAST OF HWY. 59
BUSINESS FM 1960
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
mid to late 2020- mid to late 2023 mid- to late 2020- mid- to late 2024
Cost: $64 million
Cost: $6.75 million
SOURCES: HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT 2, LAKE HOUSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, TEXAS A&M TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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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