Woodland Hills Drive is NOW OPEN provides Atascocita area residents improved access to Beltway 8

ATASCOCITA, Texas – Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman and Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle are proud to announce the completion of the Woodland Hills Drive expansion project. Community leaders celebrated the occasion on January 10th and opened the roadway hours later.

Construction on the two-phased project first began in November 2016. Phase one roadwork included widening the existing two-lane roadway to four lanes to complete the four-lane boulevard from Beltway 8 to near Ridge Creek Elementary School, as well as the addition of a sidewalk.

Phase two, which began in April 2017, included the construction of a new four-lane concrete boulevard and four-lane bridge over Williams Gully from Ridge Creek Elementary heading north to the Atascocita Forest subdivision.

The project construction cost, which was originally estimated at $9.5 million, came in under budget at $8.2 million and 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 is expected to begin in the upcoming weeks, and includes 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.

Community leaders and area residents celebrate the opening of Woodland Hills Drive.