TxDOT holds public meeting for Mykawa Road improvements

TxDOT is in the beginning stages of the Mykawa Road improvements project.

TxDOT is in the beginning stages of the Mykawa Road improvements project.

The Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting regarding the Mykawa Road improvement project April 23 at the Virgil Gant Support Center in Pearland.

This project is necessary in a growing city like Pearland, TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez said.

“Having a suitable north and south corridor is imperative,” Perez said.

The project will convert the two-lane road to a four-lane road, create a 10-foot wide shared-use path on the west side of Mykawa and a 6-foot wide path on the east side as well as improve drainage with storm sewer and detention ponds.

The changes will stretch from just north of Beltway 8 to Broadway Street, which TxDOT plans to widen.

The next step is to have a public hearing, which will occur this year, although a formal date has not been set. The project is slated to start construction in 2021 and wrap up in 2023. The project will cost approximately $40 million and will likely be funded by federal and local dollars.
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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