H-GAC Transportation Program Manager David Wurdlow explained that the proposal combines three projects in the City of Missouri City and corrects the facility name and limits of the U.S. Highway 59 North/Will Clayton Parkway project.
The presentation was in preparation for action on the item at the regularly scheduled meeting in June.
The TIP program addresses bottlenecks and other congested roads in the Greater Houston area that have or might receive federal or state funds.
said that the changes will not affect the ability to complete the projects within the TIP's 2013-2016 timeframe.
"We are not affecting conformity.
We are not moving a project outside of the TIP window entirely," he
said, clarifying that the council did not need to take action on project details but only on program amendments.
"We can take that action administratively."
listed additional proposed changes.
$29.6 million worth of projects will be withdrawn from the proposed TIP because two local sponsors have withdrawn their projects, five projects no longer need federal or state bond monies and one project was delayed until 2017.
A combination of $115 million worth of projects may be added to the program because of available federal and state bond funds.
Those projects are US 290/Hempstead Road, IH 69/US 59 South, Beamer Road and the City of Kemah.
The new projects would not affect funding for current ones, Wurdlow
said the TIP also addresses changes to a $5.7 million project in the Greater East End Management District, to construct new sidewalks and upgrade three intersections.