Blackhawk Boulevard, McHard Road: 4 transportation updates for July

Here are four transportation project updates for the Pearland and Friendswood area for July.

Completed Project

1. Lindwood, East Orange and Old Alvin improvements

Construction on packages 1 and 2 of the Linwood, East Orange and Old Alvin Drainage and Roadway Improvement project was completed early in May. The original deadline was October 2018.

Timeline: June 2017-May 2018
Cost: $1.1 million
Funding sources: city of Pearland

Current Project

2. Blackhawk Boulevard

The city of Friendswood began reconstructing portions of Blackhawk Boulevard on June 18. Those who live between Edenvale Street and Friendswood Link Road will receive more information when construction is near their home.

Timeline: June 2018-fall 2019
Cost: $4.58 million
Funding source: city of Friendswood

Future projects

3. McHard Road expansion

The city of Pearland has sent 13 offers of right of way acquisition out of 75 total properties identified. The city has also received notice from the Environmental Protection Agency that wetlands around McHard Road need to be mitigated before construction.

Timeline: August 2019-August 2021
Cost: $33.63 million
Funding source: city of Pearland

Future projects

4. Smith Ranch Road widening

The design portion is underway for a four-lane divided concrete roadway with curbs and gutters, and raised medians. The project goes out for bids in November.

Timeline: September 2017-June 2020
Cost: $4.85 million
Funding source: city of Pearland

By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.