January 2018 – Construction was recently completed for the CivilTech Engineering, Inc. designed Woodland Hills Drive Expansion Project in east Harris County. The project included widening the existing two-lane roadway to four lanes from Beltway 8 for approximately 1,400 feet to Sunset Breeze Drive.
CivilTech’s design included removing the existing concrete curb median; restriping the intersection; modifying existing roadway signage; modifying the existing signals at the Woodland Hills Drive and Beltway 8 intersection; and modifying existing ADA appurtenances as necessary to meet current standards.
CivilTech’s preliminary engineering studies and design for the project included survey data and design of alignment evaluations, layouts, sketches, utility reviews including drainage and storm sewers, final alignments and roadway design.
Completion of this project now provides Atascocita area residents improved access to Beltway 8.
Precinct 2 is currently working with the Texas Department of Transportation to improve the intersection of Woodland Hills Drive and Beltway 8. Construction will include the installation of a second left-turn lane for drivers on Woodland Hills Drive turning southbound onto Beltway 8. According to Commissioner Morman’s office, the project is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018.
Lead Transportation Engineer and the project manager for the expansion project Paul Baxter attended a ribbon cutting and reopening ceremony held on January 10 hosted by Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman and Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle.