Road Improvement Projects Approved For Harris County

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a long list of highway improvement projects for the Houston area.


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The commission has okayed about $30 million in projects for Harris County, and that includes a major overlay project on the Southwest Freeway. 

The work will start between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby and extend to Beltway 8. 

Deidrea Samuels with TxDOT says the work should take about eight months and they plan to start the project in spring of next year.

“And that’s simply because letting the project will put us about, maybe October, November, or December, and we certainly don’t want to have lanes closed during the holidays if we can help it.”

Other projects on the list include new turn lanes on FM 2920 near Mueshke in north Harris County, and improved lighting on the 610 Loop between Mykawa and State Highway 288. 

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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