FM-1960 widening project one step closer to beginning

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- TxDOT is one step closer to starting an expansion project of FM-1960 between Humble and Atascocita.

TxDOT says it has just selected a contractor for one part of the project.

The project includes expansion of the roadway from four lanes to six, construction of an overpass at West Lake Houston Parkway, upgraded drainage and five-foot sidewalks on both sides of the road.

Utility work is scheduled to begin in December with construction of the new roadway expected to begin next summer.

The whole project will take a few years to finish. The expected completion is summer of 2024.

Follow Katherine Whaley on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

RELATED:
Robert E. Lee Road name changed in Harris Co. in an effort to remove Confederate ties

EMBED More News Videos

Here's when you can expect to see changes as new road signs and addresses are rolled out next week.


Westheimer road project finishing 10 months ahead of schedule
EMBED More News Videos

Check out this bird's eye view of the newly resurfaced road, without traffic. It's a view of Westheimer you never get to see!


Officials seeing more drivers breaking HOV rules during pandemic
EMBED More News Videos

Watch the video above to see what TxDOT representatives are saying drivers should do if they see someone breaking the HOV rules or speeding.

Copyright © 2020 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.