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



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




SHARE THIS STORY
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.


MOST RECENT

Birdhouse Coffee opened on Feb. 5. (Courtesy Pexels)
Birdhouse Coffee now serving brews, pastries in Missouri City

The coffee shop is located in the Rocky Creek shopping center.

Early voting for the March 3 primary elections began Feb. 18 for Fort Bend County voters. (Community Impact Newspaper)
Primary election Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Texas House District 27

Two Republicans and two Democrats are running in the primary election for Texas House District 27.

District 22 candidates
19 candidates running for US House District 22 file campaign finance reports

In a race with this many candidates, campaign funding can play a major role, especially when it comes to gaining name recognition with voters.

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas. The Shinkansen trains in Japan will be customized for Texas with no middle seats and additional legroom, company officials announced. (Courtesy Texas Central)
JUST IN: Texas Central gives first glimpse of high speed train car interior

Texas Central officials announced interior plans Feb. 17 for the company's proposed high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas.

Early voting begins Feb. 18 in the 2020 Texas primary. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Primary Election Guide 2020 Q&A: Get to know Republican candidates for Texas' 9th Congressional District

This year’s Republican primaries include four candidates for Texas' 9th Congressional District.

This marks the third expansion at this location since its 2009 opening. (Courtesy Accredo Packaging)
Accredo Packaging campus expansion complete in Sugar Land

This marks the third expansion at this location since its 2009 opening.

vote here adobde stock
2020 Primary Election Guide Q&A: Get to know the Republican candidates running for Texas House District 28

Incumbent Gary Gates and Schell Hammell will be listed on the ballot, through Hammel said she has dropped out of the race.

(Community Impact Staff)
The Sugar Refinery closes in Sugar Land Town Center

The speakeasy-themed joint had been open for three years.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George reads a statement during a press conference Feb. 11 with the families of the Citgo 6, businessmen who have been detained in Venezuela for over two years. (Beth Marshall/Community Impact Newspaper)
Citgo 6 family members speak out during press conference hosted by Fort Bend County judge

For over two years, six American Citgo businessmen, known as the Citgo 6, have been detained in Venezuela on unsubstantiated charges.

Republicans Leonard N. Chan, Jacey Jetton and Matt Morgan (top row from left to right) and Democrats Lawrence Allen Jr., L "Sarah" DeMerchant, Suleman Lalani and Rish Oberoi (bottom row from left to right) will be on their respective party's ballots in the March 2020 primary election for Texas House District 26.
Candidate Q&A: Meet the candidates running for Texas House District 26

Three Republicans and four Democrats are running in the primary election for Texas House District 26.

Back to top