On Wednesday May 6, Commissioner Meyers went to the Houston offices of TXDOT and met with Quincy Allen, Houston District Engineer for TXDOT and Grady Mapes, TXDOT area engineer for Fort Bend/Waller. He was joined by Fort Bend County Engineer Stacy Slawinski for an excellent discussion regarding updates for on the timelines for key projects on FM 1463 and SH 99 / Grand Parkway.

Both the county and TXDOT left the meeting with a checklist of action items for the next couple of weeks on SH 99 / Grand Parkway and Commissioner Meyers expects that we will have major announcements coming in the very near future.

The FM 1463 construction schedule was a specific topic of discussion. Grady Mapes confirmed that the construction timeline begins in June 2020 for the north part of the FM 1463 widening project (between I-10 and Tamarron Parkway) and January 2021 for the south part (from Tamarron down to FM 1093.) The road engineering design is at 90% completion and Mapes indicated that the road will be expanded to as many as 8 total lanes between I-10 and Kingsland, 6 lanes at other major intersections, and 4 lanes (2 in each direction) for the main travel lengths..