Work to extend Meadowcroft Boulevard in Sugar Land began in early April after a $1.5 million contract with Conrad Construction was approved by City Council. The street is a connector to University Boulevard in Telfair, and once completed, it will connect residents with First Colony Boulevard to the east.
"There has not been a lot of connectivity over Ditch H, which has added congestion to Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 90," City Engineer Chris Steubing said. "With the addition of the Lexington and Meadowcroft extensions, there is more east-to-west movement. We are hoping to see a better distribution of traffic."
Meadowcroft Boulevard is being extended as a four-lane divided road from First Colony Boulevard over Ditch H—an important piece of drainage infrastructure in the city.
The bridge crossing Ditch H is being built as a partnership between Municipal Utility District 128 and the city of Sugar Land. Each entity plans to pay 50 percent of construction and design costs.
The city is working on intersection improvements at First Colony Boulevard before paving the new extension. The road extension is expected to be completed by early November and the bridge is slated to be completed by the end of the year, city officials said.
"[The extension] is going to be a huge benefit for our residents in Telfair and everything east of there," Steubing said.