Transportation Update: Fite Road extension underway in Pearland, Winding Road reconstruction breaks ground in Friendswood



Ongoing Projects

1. Fite Road extension
The city of Pearland began construction in December to extend Fite Road by about a half-mile from McLean Road to Veterans Drive. The project is expected to improve traffic flow and provide an additional route for emergency vehicles. The new stretch of roadway will be four lanes, undivided with concrete curb and gutter drainage. The project includes traffic signal improvements at the McLean Road intersection.

December 2016-December 2017
Cost: $4 million
Funding Sources: Houston-Galveston Area Council, city of Pearland

2. Pearland Parkway intersection improvements
The city of Pearland will add a second left-turn lane heading southbound on Pearland Parkway at FM 518 in March. Bidding on the project closed Jan. 26, and the City Council is expected to award a construction contract at its Feb. 27 meeting, according to city officials.

Timeline: March-June
Cost: $375,000
Funding Sources: city of Pearland

3. Winding Road reconstruction
The city of Friendswood broke ground in January on its Winding Road reconstruction project between Riverside Court and Melody Lane. The road will replace 2,133 feet of residential roadway. The project will be funded through bond proceeds. Voters approved a $24 million bond referendum in 2013, which included about $7.7 million for road repairs, according to the city. Other bond-funded road construction projects in Friendswood are reconstruction initiatives on Woodlawn Drive, Mary Ann Drive and Blackhawk Boulevard.

Timeline: January-March
Cost: $642,000
Funding sources: city of Friendswood


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