6 transportation updates to know this month

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Several transportation projects are ongoing and being finalized in Sugar Land and Missouri City.

  1. Hwy. 6 improvements

This project focuses on widening Hwy. 6 from six to eight lanes by adding an outside lane in each direction from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard. Intermittent single lane closures are expected from mid-May through August as work crews relocate power line poles. Construction is set to begin in June and last about 14 months, said Doug Adolph, Sugar Land assistant communications director.

Timeline: June 2018-August 2019
Cost: $7.5 million
Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Texas Department of Transportation, Fort Bend County

2. Stadium Drive extension

Crews are finalizing construction work to extend the bridge over Oyster Creek and connect with South Stadium Drive in Sugar Land. The project is 95 percent complete and set to open in June, Adolph said.

Timeline: February 2017-June 2018
Cost: $11.5 million
Funding source: Imperial Redevelopment District

3. Adams Street reconstruction

Crews will be continuing drainage and paving work until the project is complete, said Cory Stottlemyer, Missouri City media relations specialist. The project will reconstruct the roadway and sidewalks between Texas Parkway and Fifth Street.

Timeline: October 2017-October 2018
Cost: $2.4 million
Funding source: city of Missouri City

4. Crabb River Road widening

The project will expand a segment of Crabb River Road, extending from Rabbs Bayou to south of George Ranch High School, from two to five lanes. Construction firm Webber LLC is expected to mobilize mid-June, delivering and setting up traffic controls, materials and equipment so construction may begin, said Stacy Slawinski, Fort Bend County assistant engineer.

Timeline: June 2018-June 2021
Cost: $35 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, Fort Bend County

5. Ludwig Lane reconstruction

Crews have begun reconstructing the two-lane asphalt road to a three-lane concrete road. The road will be narrowed to one lane as motorists travel through the area. Residents who park on the street may need to find alternative options, Slawinski said.

Timeline: May 2018-May 2019
Cost: $2 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County

6. Williams Way Boulevard

This project will construct a four-lane divided road on Williams Way Boulevard in Sugar Land from Hwy. 59 to FM 762. Workers are installing concrete pavement and building a bridge over Rabbs Bayou.

Timeline: November 2017-October 2018
Cost: $4.7 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism and joined Community Impact as a reporter in July. She covers education, local government, business developments, and other issues for Sugar Land, Missouri City, and Fort Bend County.
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