Katy, Texas — Communities near the Grand Parkway and I-10 in Katy are experiencing an influx of new residents and residential development. Unfortunately, that spells traffic, and much of Katy has been ill-prepared to deal with the sheer volume of it, especially during rush hours.
The Katy Area Economic Development Council expects the population to grow by a whopping 356,000 people over the next three years.
“For a lot of folks near the new Cane Island Parkway,” reports Gail Delaughter of Houston Public Media, “getting on the Katy Freeway has been a huge headache. There wasn’t any direct access, so they had to take U.S. 90 a few miles down the road to FM 1463.”
Hopefully now, as TxDOT opens the new Cane Island overpass, things will get a bit easier for some Katy residents. With ramps to the main lanes, it also takes traffic over the freeway.