BAYTOWN, Texas – John Martin Road is now open to the public; however, construction is still underway. According to Commissioner Jack Morman, the road closure was required to install drainage infrastructure under the roadway. During the road closure, crews also reconstructed the southbound lane from one lane of asphalt to two lanes of concrete. Now that the roadway has opened, the new southbound lanes are serving both north and south directions of travel, as crews are widening the northbound lanes to two-lane concrete.
The $2 million joint project between Harris County Precinct 2 and the City of Baytown began early March. It includes widening the two-lane, half-mile length of asphalt roadway to four lanes of concrete beginning just south of the I-10 feeder road. The project is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2017.
Commuters are encouraged to drive with caution through the construction zone or continue using alternate routes. Alternate routes include Cedar Bayou Lynchburg Road to either Garth Road or Wade Road. Be sure to follow the “Harris County Precinct 2” Facebook page for more information and updates on this project.