7 upcoming transportation projects to be aware of in Sugar Land and Missouri City

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UPCOMING PROJECTS

1. Glenn Lakes bridge reconstruction over Oyster Creek tributary

This project will reconstruct the bridge near Highland Lakes Drive. GC Engineering was selected for the design.

Timeline: summer 2019-summer 2020

Cost: $1.6 million

Funding sources: city of Missouri City, Fort Bend County

2. Independence Boulevard Segment 2

The city of Missouri City will reconstruct the existing two-lane concrete roadway into a four-lane divided concrete curb-and-gutter roadway, using the existing closed-conduit storm system from Moore Road to South Revolution Way.

Timeline: summer 2019-summer 2020

Cost: $2.5 million

Funding sources: city of Missouri City, Fort Bend County

3. Lake Olympia Parkway Segment 1

Fort Bend County is extending Lake Olympia Parkway from Hurricane Lane in Missouri City to meet a future extension of Chimney Rock Road. This first segment will be a four-lane divided concrete road. Future segments are expected to extend Lake Olympia to FM 521 in Fresno to meet with Broadway Street.

Timeline: October 2019-September 2020

Cost: $6 million

Funding sources: Fort Bend County, developer (pending)

4. Chimney Rock Road extension

Fort Bend County is also working on a two-lane road extension of Chimney Rock Road from Rosa Parks Elementary School in Fresno to Broadway Street/FM 2234 in Houston.

Timeline: November 2019-October 2020

Cost: $14 million

Funding source: Fort Bend County

5. Dairy Ashford Road widening

Fort Bend County is also working on a two-lane road extension of Chimney Rock Road from Rosa Parks Elementary School in Fresno to Broadway Street/FM 2234 in Houston.

Timeline: November 2019-October 2020

Cost: $14 million

Funding source: Fort Bend County

6. Seventh Street reconstruction

The first phase will be the creation of a drainage-relief line through the city-owned Baker Field—to guide water away from the street—from west of Sugar Land Middle School to Ditch A-22 north of Seventh Street. The westbound lane from the school to West Green Belt Drive is closed through Aug. 14, according to the city of Sugar Land.

Timeline: June-May 2020 (construction phase)

Cost: $3.7 million

Funding source: city of Sugar Land

7. Highway 6 widening

This project focuses on widening Hwy. 6 from six to eight lanes by adding one outside lane in each direction from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard. Expect single-lane closures through August as work crews relocate power line poles.

Timeline: June-October 2020

Cost: $7.5 million

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

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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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