3 road projects to know in Pearland this August


Since the city of Pearland passed a bond in May, the city has started work on bond-funded projects, including the Bailey Road expansion and the Pearland Parkway traffic circle. Here is the latest on both of those projects, as well as an update on Smith Ranch Road.

Bailey Road expansion
As Brazoria County’s portion of the road project wraps up, Pearland will begin work on its portion of the Bailey Road expansion this month. The project will widen the two-lane roadway to a four-lane boulevard as well as include a new grade crossing above the railroad and drainage improvements.
Timeline: Late 2021-TBD
Cost: $19.5 million
Funding source: city of Pearland 2019 bond

Pearland Parkway Traffic Circle
The new traffic circle on Pearland Parkway is in the design phase after the motion to enter a contract for design services was passed at the July 8 City Council meeting. The new traffic circle will accommodate future growth and will be the safer choice due to the speed limit on that road, according to city staff. The traffic circle will replace the roundabout on Pearland Parkway.
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 is on target for land acquisition, Pearland city officials said. The project will widen Smith Ranch Road from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane concrete road with curb and raised medians.
Timeline: May 2020-September 2021
Cost: $4.75 million
Funding sources: Houston-Galveston Area Council, Texas Department of Transportation

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Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She became the editor of the Pearland and Friendswood edition in 2019. She has written about education, health care, transportation, small businesses, development and local government.
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