Building the Hardy Toll Road Connector will require the following construction activities:

Hardy Connector Schedule

Construction of the Collingsworth overpass began in October 2016. The remainder of the Hardy Connector project is currently in final design. Construction of the Hardy Connector toll lanes is scheduled to begin in 2019, with the roadway opening to traffic in 2022.

Project Updates:

June 2003:HCTRA and Houston Belt & Terminal railroad (HB&T) signed a Purchase and Sales Agreement that enabled the County to move the project forward.
August 2006:The Texas Department of Transportation approved HCTRA’s plans for the connection to US 59.
Early 2008:The City of Houston signed a street closure and abandonment agreement, which allowed HB&T to move forward with the railroad track relocation - essential to making the project a reality.
2001-2011:Negotiations between HCTRA & HB&T continued.
2011:City of Houston provided approval to remove at-grade crossings at Lorraine, Collingsworth, and Quitman.
June 2012:Harris County Commissioners Court approved an agreement allowing relocation of the HB&T rail lines.
September 2014:Relocation of the rail was complete.
October 2016:HCTRA Community Open House held at Ryan Development Center.
October 2016:HCTRA began construction of Collingsworth grade separation.
August 2018:HCTRA completed construction of Collingsworth grade separation.