Here are the five transportation projects to know in Pearland and Friendswood in June.
1. Max Road expansion
The Max Road expansion was completed in February. The project opened to through traffic in April. The project upgraded Max to four divided lanes with curbs and gutters, including storm sewers, outfalls and detention.
Timeline: January 2018-February 2019
Cost: $7.98 million
Funding sources: Federal Highway Administration, city of Pearland
2. Blackhawk Boulevard reconstruction
The city is 50% done with pavement installation on Blackhawk Boulevard. Work on the other side of Blackhawk should go faster, weather permitting, according to city staff. The project includes improvements from Friendswood Link Road to Edenvale Street, including replacement of over 6,000 feet of concrete pavement; replacement of curb and gutter; and evaluation of existing utilities.
Timeline: June 2018-October 2020
Cost: $4.58 million
Funding source: 2013 Friendswood bond
3. Hughes Ranch Road widening
Triple B Services began construction April 24 on Hughes Ranch Road. The project will widen Hughes Ranch from Smith Ranch Road to Cullen Boulevard. The roadway will be widened from two lanes to four with a raised median, curbs, gutters, an underground storm system and traffic signals at Miller Ranch Road and Bryant Court.
Timeline: April 2019-April 2021
Cost: $16.68 million
Funding sources: city of Pearland, Texas Department of Transportation
4. FM 518 improvements
A portion of the Brazoria County Expressway project includes reconstruction on Broadway Street from Smith Ranch Road to Business Center Drive. The project will begin in June and likely wrap up in October. In addition to reconstruction of the main road, the project will reconstruct Hwy. 288 bridges over Broadway and the access ramps to have more turn lanes.
Cost: $15 million
Funding source: TxDOT
5. Friendswood Lakes Boulevard construction
Galveston County presented a status on the design to Friendswood city staff May 14. According to city staff, 30% of the design is complete. The project will extend Friendswood Lakes Boulevard southeast to just before West Boulevard in Friendswood.
Timeline: early 2020-TBD
Cost: $5.5 million
Funding sources: city of Friendswood, developers, Galveston County