Broadway & Dixie Farm Road intersection and 3 other road updates for Pearland/Friendswood for November 2018



1. Dixie Farm Road and Broadway Street intersection improvements: The city of Pearland on Oct. 22 approved a design contract with InfraTech Engineers and Innovators, LLC, to study the intersection of Dixie Farm Road and East Broadway Street for extending the left-turn bays on each side.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $1.44 million
Funding source: city of Pearland


2. McHard right of way acquisition: The city of Pearland is continuing to acquire properties in the right of way for the McHard Road extension. City Council on Oct. 23 authorized the use of eminent domain on more than 2 acres of property. A total of 77 properties need to be acquired before construction can begin, officials said.
Timeline: August 2019-August 2021
Cost: $33.63 million
Funding source: city of Pearland

3. Old Alvin Road widening: The project contractor, Angel Brothers, expects the second phase of widening Old Alvin Road from Town Ditch to McHard Road to be complete by February. The first phase of the widening was completed in May.
Timeline: June 2016–February 2019
Cost: $5 million
Funding source: city of Pearland

4. Town Ditch Trail project: The last phase of the Linwood, East Orange and Old Alvin Road improvements includes a trail from Hwy. 35 to Old Alvin Road that is expected to finish in December. The project also included a possible bridge over the ditch to Hunter Park, but Pearland City Council declined to fund the addition this summer.
Timeline: June 2016–December 2018
Cost: $189,050
Funding source: city of Pearland

5. Blackhawk Boulevard: Crews continue to place water and sewer lines along Blackhawk Boulevard. The Wandering Trail intersection opened Oct. 17, but the Edenvale Street and Whittier Oaks Street intersections are now closed.
Timeline: June 2018-fall 2019
Cost: $4.58 million
Funding source: city of Friendswood

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Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.
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