KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 1, 2018
By Jennifer Skelton
The much anticipated Spring Green/Katy-Flewellen/Cinco Trace roundabout is scheduled to open July 9 according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
For this project, parts of Spring Green (north and south), Katy-Flewellwen and Cinco Trace were extended to meet up at the two-lane roundabout. At the time of the opening, Willow Lane at Katy-Flewellen will close and a reopen date has not been set. Crossover Road will remain closed as it's being completely redone.
The project was originally slated to begin construction in 2016 but had been delayed several times, beginning until January 2018, due to obtaining "rights of way".
Although not everyone in the community is excited about this project citing safety concerns, traffic statistics consistently demonstrate that roundabouts are safer than typical four-way intersections. Collisions can be reduced by 50 to 90 percent when a typical intersection is converted to a roundabout.
The Fort Bend Sheriff's Office asks residents to visit a video on YouTube , in order to familiarize yourself on how to drive through a roundabout