Many may wonder “if” and “when” actual construction will begin, so let us break it down for you. The current schedule is as follows:
Right-of-Way Acquisition and Demolition is Ongoing
TxDOT began acquiring properties in January 2016 and as properties are acquired and vacated TxDOT will schedule demolitions. This is a long process but is nearing the end.
Utility Relocations is Ongoing
A variety of utilities and pipelines must be relocated as the project progresses. Utility relocation began in November 2018.
Construction Phase 1 - Construction will begin on February 13, 2019
This phase will widen the existing northbound Clear Creek bridge and build a new northbound frontage road in Seabrook (18 months duration*)
Construction Phase 2 - Slated to begin upon completion of Phase 1
This phase will widen the existing southbound Clear Creek bridge, build a new southbound frontage road, and build the majority of the new express bridge (24 months duration*)
Construction Phase 3
This phase will reconstruct and elevate the existing SH146 mainlines and build a new northbound front road in Kemah (12 months duration*)
Construction Phase 4
Finish the new express bridge, finish the southbound frontage road in Kemah (6 months duration*)
*Phase durations are per designer estimations and are subject to change during construction.
Phase 1 and 2 will be expanded upon further once construction has begun. Please check our Recent Updates page for the most current information.