Pearland City Council approves funding agreement to advance Hwy. 288 frontage road

Pearland city hall
Pearland City Council typically meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland City Council typically meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pearland City Council approved an advanced funding agreement of $7 million at the Jan. 27 meeting for the creation of the Hwy. 288 northbound frontage road between Magnolia Parkway and Broadway Street.

The road would allow drivers on Hwy. 288 or Magnolia Parkway access into the retail establishments off of Hwy. 288 and Broadway without having to go through residential areas, according to the agenda item. The turn lane will also go into Silverlake Village shopping center, where the Target is.


“I’m glad we are seeing some progress on this,” Mayor Tom Reid said.

The design includes a two-lane road with drainage and a U-turn lane. Because the city used the advanced funding agreement, it will advance the project a few years earlier than anticipated, City Manager Clay Pearson said. The project is expected to be let out for construction in October, said Robert Upton, the director of engineering and city engineer.

“There is not a more important project in Pearland than getting this frontage road built,” Council Member Trent Perez said.
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.


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