FM 1960 at Eldridge Widening

Houston, Texas

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FM 1960 is a roadway widening and improvement project to enhance traffic operations at the intersection of FM 1960 and Eldridge Parkway. Project services included:

  • Existing: 3-thru lanes on FM 1960 each way and 2-thru lanes on Eldridge each way with one left and one right turn lane at the intersection.
  • Proposed: 4-thru lanes on FM 1960 each way and 3-thru lanes on Eldridge each was with one left and one right turn lane at the intersection.
  • 17 utility owners and 71 conflict locations were identified within the project limits.
  • QLD-QLA was performed.
  • ROW was acquired for the project.
Utility relocations were challenging due to delays with right-of-way acquisition. Due to the experience and trusting relationships, Costello staff facilitated continuous coordination with TxDOT ROW, the construction team, and utility owners to monitor project progress to relocate utilities with minimal impacts to the construction schedule.

Relevant Project Services

  • Utility coordination
  • Utility engineering
  • SUE QL D, C, B, A

Project Size and Cost

  • 2,900 LF along FM 1960
  • 1,900 LF along Eldridge Pkwy
  • Estimated cost: $13.6M

Unique Project Attributes

  • Owner-managed utility relocations

Challenges Faced

  • Utility relocations were delayed due to ROW acquisition and clearing.
  • Congested utility corridor with limited right-of-way.

Resolutions & Results

  • Maintained constant communication with utility owners and TxDOT. Prevented conflicts by assigning relocation alignments for each utility.


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