Transportation

TxDOT Wants Input On A Big Road Project In North Harris County

The transportation agency says it’s looking at future population growth.

Much of FM 2920 runs through pastureland. But as the region’s population continues to grow, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) says the number of vehicles could nearly triple over the next 15 years.

TxDOT’s Emily Black said they are now in the early stages of a project to widen 2920.

“The proposed project link is about 19 miles from 290 to 249,” explained Black. “And it’s kind of split up into two different sections.”

TxDOT’s plans call for widening the road to four lanes between U.S. 290 and Cypress Rosehill. From Cypress Rosehill to State Highway 249 it would be widened to six lanes.

But that work isn’t expected to start anytime soon. The project hasn’t been funded yet and TxDOT is still gathering feedback from the public.

“We’re doing different kinds of environmental studies as well, like noise studies,” said Black. “Because that’s always an issue whenever people are concerned about widening a road there.”

There is a public hearing on the FM 2920 project Thursday night at 5:30 at Tomball High School. Another meeting is scheduled for November 13 at Waller High School.

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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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