Bailey Road and three other road projects to know this November-December

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Here are four road projects to know in Pearland and Friendswood this month.

Here are four road projects to know in Pearland and Friendswood this month.

Here are four road projects to know in Pearland and Friendswood this month.

Pearland Parkway traffic circle

The traffic circle on Pearland Parkway is in the design phase with bidding projected to start in January 2020. The circle will replace the roundabout on Pearland Parkway and accommodate future growth and safety, Pearland officials said.

Timeline: March 2020-March 2022

Cost: $3.27 million


Funding source: city of Pearland 2019 bond

Smith Ranch Road widening

The Smith Ranch Road widening project will be changing the road from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane concrete road. Changes are intended to improve the mobility of the existing roadway in order to accommodate anticipated traffic growth, according to Pearland’s website.

Timeline: September 2020-June 2021

Cost: $4.75 million

Funding sources: Houston-Galveston Area Council, Texas Department of Transportation

Bailey Road expansion

Brazoria County will be continuing its expansion of Bailey Road with the section from Veterans Drive to Hwy. 35. The road will be widened from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane concrete road and include drainage improvements and a new railroad crossing.

Timeline: October 2021-October 2023

Cost: $18 million

Funding sources: Federally funded Transportation Improvement Program, Brazoria County

Friendswood Lakes Boulevard construction

The city and Galveston County are 95% finished designing the Friendswood Lakes Boulevard project from two to four lanes before West Boulevard in League City.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $5.5 million

Funding sources: city of Friendswood, developers, Galveston County
By Morgan Slutzky
Morgan is the reporter for the Pearland and Friendswood newspaper. She joined Community Impact in 2019 after graduating from Temple University with a degree in journalism. Her primary area of coverage is education, but she also writes about local events and businesses.


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