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Precinct 2 expands programs for parks and road widening

HIGHLANDS, CROSBY, BARRETT STATION, HUFFMAN – Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman has his Senior Director of Infrastructure, Jeremy Phillips, working to find what these areas need and so far he has made a long list.

“We have made numerous improvements and repairs to this area’s parks. ” said Philips talking of exciting changes for local kids to the area parks.

Riley Chambers Park – Renovate restroom, repair concessions stand, and addition of a new press box. In the process of wrapping up a Master Plan for the park. Identifying additional projects for this park in the near future.

Crosby Park – Addition of a press box. New playground equipment coming early 2015 at a cost of $190,000.

Highlands Park – New Playground equipment in early 2015 at a cost of $233,289.

IT May Park – Ongoing improvements to the fields and infrastructure. We have completed the installation of anew on-site septic system and drainage improvements. We are working on adding to new additional baseball fields.

“We are wrapping up the – BetterStreets2Neighborhoods Project that includes Ramsey Road and Old Atascocita Road at a cost of $1,829,638. ” said Phillips.

“The concept of this program is to protect the taxpayers’ investment in our infrastructure by maintaining what we have. We plan on continuing additional overlay and road maintenance projects in the upcoming fiscal year in the Crosby/Huffman/Highlands area. ”

“Widening the intersection and the lanes near the intersection of Krenek at FM 2100 to improve the efficiency of traffic in the area; to include easier and safer turning movements for busses accessing Krenek from the Crosby ISD facility.”

N. Main at FM 1942 – widening the intersection and the lanes near the intersection to improve the efficiency of traffic in the area; this is a joint effort with TxDOT. TxDOT will install the light and the County will widen N. Main to accommodate dedicated turning lanes at the intersection.

Crosby Lynchburg Phase 1 – FM 1942 to Arcadian Road widen to 5 lanes (including a center turn lane). Bids are being evaluated and construction should begin after the first of the year.” Philips said detailig projects funded and about to start.

Crosby Lynchburg Phase 2 – Arcadian to Magnolia widen to 5 lanes with a center turn lane. Bid after the first of the year so construction will be continuous. Our partners at TxDOT are wrapping up the design portion of US 90 to FM 1942 – once constructed TxDOT should provide a widened road between US 90 to FM1942.

Wallisville at Crosby Lynchburg – Traffic signalization improvements and additional turn lane.