BAYTOWN, Texas – Commissioner Jack Morman and Baytown Mayor Stephen DonCarlos are proud to announce that construction of John Martin Road will begin on Monday, March 6th. This project includes widening a two-lane, half-mile length of asphalt roadway to four lanes with concrete beginning just south of the I-10 feeder road.

“Baytown is growing rapidly and we’re working hard to make sure the infrastructure keeps up,” said Commissioner Morman. “The City of Baytown has future plans to build Hunt Road all the way through to John Martin Road. Once Hunt Road is complete, John Martin Road will already have the ability to handle the traffic coming through that part of town,” he continued.

The $2.7 million joint project will require a 30-day roadway shutdown to install drainage over the existing Harris County Flood Control ditch. During that time, signage will be posted and drivers will be re-routed around the construction site via Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road to either Garth Road or Wade Road. The widening is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2017.

“We know construction will add to the headaches already surrounding the congestion in town, and we really appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this to get drivers where they need to be,” said Commissioner Morman.

Be sure to monitor the “Harris County Precinct 2” Facebook page for more information and updates on the upcoming roadway shutdown.