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Construction of FM 1409 new extension begins

Front (L-R) County Engineer Cory Taylor and Commissioner Pct. 3 Gary Nelson on the back a Texas Sterling foreman at the groundbreaking of the new construction.

Mont Belvieu, Texas – The FM 1409 extension has officially started construction last Monday, April 6, 2020. The new road will extend FM 1409 from FM 565 in Old River to FM 565 in Cove. The extension will provide a two-lane undivided highway which will eventually cross over 1-10. Phase 1 of the project consists of both FM 1409 from N. FM 565 to IH 10 westbound frontage road and FM 1409 from IH 10 eastbound frontage road S FN 565; which is slated to be completed by November of 2021. Phase 2 consists of the FM 1409 Bridge; which will be out for bid this year. The project manager is Dannenbaum Engineering and Texas Sterling is the contractor.

“I have been working on this project for many years and it is rewarding to see it in the final stages. This is going to open up the City and provide needed traffic relief on Eagle Drive as well as other North/South corridors,” said Commissioner Pct. 3 Gary Nelson.

Judge Jimmy Sylvia commented that, “This project has been a long time coming. I am proud of my team that have worked tirelessly to push it to fruition.”

Map shows new FM 1409 extension.