Turner Street, Butler Road construction changed to complement other nearby road work

Turner Street will be rebuilt from the new roundabout on Calder Road to where it intersects with Butler Road to the west. Butler will be reconstructed from that intersection north to where it intersects with League City Parkway. The roads will be widened to three lanes to match the configuration of Calder Road. Another roundabout will be installed where Turner and Butler intersect to improve traffic flow.

Since City Council approved a contract for the project Oct. 8, the Texas Department of Transportation has started work on the intersection of I-45 and League City Parkway, which is part of the I-45 widening project through the city. As a result, more vehicles are using Turner as a cut-through road, making it difficult to close roads in the area to improve Turner and Butler.

Instead, for $150,000, the city will expedite two lanes of the new Ervin Street extension to Hobbs Road, which will allow for two-way traffic in and out of nearby subdivisions by April 2020. The Turner and Butler project will be done in phases without lane closures until the Ervin project is done. At that time, the intersection of Turner and Butler will be closed, and Butler between Turner and League City Parkway will be closed.

Timeline: December 2019-August 2020

Cost: $4.04 million


Funding source: city of League City
By Jake Magee

Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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