6 transportation updates in Sugar Land and Missouri City to know in May and June



1. Brooks Street bridge improvements


Design of a small concrete wall on the west side of the bridge to match the east side is underway. Construction is expected to begin in May and will take three months to complete after notice to proceed.


Timeline: May-August


Cost: $350,000


Funding source: city of Sugar Land







2. 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 through August as work crews relocate power line poles. Construction will begin in July and is expected to last about 14 months.


Timeline: July 2019-October 2020


Cost: $7.5 million


Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Texas Department of Transportation, Fort Bend County







3. Ludwig Lane widening


Work to reconstruct the two-lane asphalt road to a three-lane concrete road from Dulles Avenue to Brand Lane in Missouri City is slated to be complete in late May.


Timeline: May 2018-May 2019


Cost: $2 million


Funding source: Fort Bend County







4. Greenbriar Drive reconstruction


Single-lane closures are taking place along Greenbriar Drive, a residential street, from Linden Street to Greenridge Drive for street pavement rehabilitation. Greenbriar is one of four streets identified by the city of Sugar Land for work as part of its pavement management and maintenance program.


Timeline: March-May


Cost: $450,000


Funding source: city of Sugar Land







5. Dairy Ashford widening


Work on the north side of Hwy. 90 is underway, including installation of an underground storm sewer system. Union Pacific Corp. worked on the railroad at Dairy Ashford and Hwy. 90 at the end of April in preparation of the road widening, which will include additional turn lanes and an increase of one through lane in each direction north and south from Parklane Boulevard to beyond Julie Rivers Drive. Newly constructed northbound and southbound lanes south of Hwy. 90 to Parklane are complete. Previous work on the project included adding a permanent raised median at Dairy Ashford and Parklane.


Timeline: July 2018-December 2019


Cost: $5.1 million


Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County








6. Sansbury Boulevard construction


Weather had delayed this project on Sansbury Boulevard from Grand Estates Drive to Williams Way Boulevard in Richmond, which will feature a four-lane divided concrete roadway. The concrete pavement is near completion. Remaining work includes final road leveling and turf establishment.


Timeline: August 2018-May 2019


Cost: $4.4 million


Funding source: Fort Bend County




By Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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