After a big push by my staff, our County Engineering department and our contractors, I’m pleased to announce that we have finally received a completion date from TxDOT for the opening of Cane Island Parkway! The road will open to traffic NEXT Friday, August 31st and this new, direct route between FM 1463 and I-10 will bring much-needed relief to the traffic congestion through the Firethorne and Woodcreek Reserve communities.
Our contractor was on schedule to have this road open well before school started, but FM 1463 is a state-owned road and the intersection tie-in has been controlled by TxDOT’s scheduling decisions. We’ve been pressing our state mobility partner for completion through their local supervisors, and they have committed to the final installations and testing for the signals during the next few days.
On a related note, Phase 2 of Cane Island Parkway is already well underway, as we design the next expansion of roadway to a total of 4 lanes between FM 1463 and I-10. We are working aggressively to start the bid phase of the project in Spring 2019, and are already going through design comments with TxDOT. More progress on this road will begin in a few short months!
The new thoroughfare will make a dramatic improvement for our community and our families. Thank you for your patience as this project has come to life and stay alert as the traffic patterns switch next Friday.