CROSBY – The multitude of questions about what may have effected the progress of the widening of FM 2100 seem answered in that little of what the State indicated at public meetings has been affected.
As soon as January of next year the contract on construction of a 4-lane divided highway from .23 miles South of Antelope Drive to South Diamondhead Boulevard is to be let in two phases for an estimated $19,500,000 for each phase.
About 1/2 of the PSE has been completed for those jobs to begin.
Frequent worries and rumors that the plans had to be changed since the public hearings then are not substantiated.
During those hearings, the majority of the public that spoke did not want the highways to be divided highways, rather to make four lanes with a access median running the entire length. This was to enhance access to local property. However, TxDOT engineers insisted for safety reasons that the needed to be divided and have sidewalks.
About July of next year the contract to handle the section from Antelope to FM 1960 is to be let. The contract will widen the roadway and make it a divided highway. That section is projected to cost about $22,000,000.
It will take until September 2021 for the section in Huffman from Huffman – Cleveland Road to FM 1960 to be let to contractors. Plans there are to of course widen from two to four lanes with intersection improvements and walkway and bikeway accommodations.
The final section of this widening of FM 2100 from Huffman – Cleveland to SH 99 will be let in September of 2023.
Purchase of land and studies are nearly 40% concluded from Antelope to FM 1960 but less than 10% has been completed between FM 1960 and Huffman Cleveland Road. Even less has been completed between Huffman -Cleveland Road to SH99.