Drivers who use Egret Bay Boulevard will be limited to a total of five lanes over the next several months as roadwork occurs in the area.

What you need to know

Egret Bay Boulevard, also known as FM 270, will undergo lane closures beginning Aug. 28 to allow for installation of a 36-inch water line. The work will occur southeast of NASA Parkway and northwest of Main Street and last until early November.

Two northbound lanes will be closed from just south of the Clear Creek Nature Center to Henderson Avenue, just north of the bridge. Traffic will be reconfigured to two northbound lanes, two southbound lanes and a shared turn lane, said Sarah Greer Osborne, executive director of communications, community engagement and cultural affairs, in an email to Community Impact.

What else?

Workers will install 17,730 linear feet of a 36-inch water line to provide an alternative connection from the Hwy. 3 Booster Pump Station to the South Shore Harbor Water Storage and Booster Pump Station.

This line will improve water supply to the city’s east side by providing a third crossing of Clear Creek, Osborne said.

Next steps

While work doesn’t begin until Aug. 28, signs in the area indicate work will begin sooner. City officials are trying to get the contractor to correct the sign’s dates, Osborne said.