Kuykendahl bridge opens to the public

Bridge to help alleviate traffic between Harris and Montgomery counties

By Kelci Johnston - News Producer

THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Kuykendahl Road at Spring Creek now features a double bridge in each direction that will help alleviate traffic for motorists traveling between Harris and Montgomery counties. 

Construction on the southbound bridge along Kuykendahl from Pine Plains Drive to Flintridge Drive began last year, and all lanes opened Thursday. The new bridge doubles traffic capacity along the corridor, which previously featured a two-lane bridge.

Harris and Montgomery counties worked together to fund the $7.05 million bridge. The Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1 funded the design phase services and managed the project during construction.

The project is a continuation of last year’s road expansion project along Kuykendahl between Indian Hill Road and Timarron Drive. The $1.2 million roadway expansion project, funded through the METRO General Mobility Program and bond funds voters approved in 2015, included widening the segment from two to four lanes and opening an extra lane in each direction.

"Now motorists traveling along one of the area's busiest corridors can find some relief," said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. "The region has grown tremendously since Kuykendahl Road was built. I’m proud so many agencies could come together to fund this necessary expansion."

The Capital Improvement Projects division administers and manages Precinct 4's capital improvements program, including road expansion projects, traffic signals, intersection improvements and traffic management systems designed to improve mobility and air quality. For more information about Precinct 4's CIP division, visit www.hcp4.net/community/roadsbridges

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