18 month, $13 million BF 1960 State Highway Improvement underway

The Texas Department of Transportation has awarded Texas Sterling Construction company a $13 million project to widen and improved Business FM 1960 (BF 1960) in Humble, Texas.

The 18 month construction project, funded by 20% State & 80% Federal funds began on November 11, 2014.

The project will extending turn lanes, overlay BF 1960, add sidewalks to help meet ADA requirements, improve traffic flow and drainage. “The majority of the widening will be done near intersections to provide turning lanes.” says Danny Perez, with Texas Department of Public Transportation.

Continuous turning lanes will be added at the center where right of way is available for pavement widening, as well as an access management system which will help improve traffic circulation.

Some major intersections like Kenswick Drive, McKay Drive, Bender Avenue, North Houston Avenue and Wilson Road are proposed to get right turn lanes on one side or both sides.

One lane in each direction will remain open during the construction term.

Daytime one lane closures from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM and Nighttime one lane closures from 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM. “During this month and next month, work includes adjusting utilities and drainage work, this will have very little impact on holiday traffic.” says Perez.