Broadway Street to close two days in January: 5 transportation updates for Pearland/Friendswood

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Future project

  1. CR 59/Magnolia Parkway widening
    The Texas Department of Transportation is gathering public input on a project on CR 59, now called Magnolia Parkway, from CR 48 to Kirby Drive in west Pearland. The project will widen the two lanes to four lanes with a grass median. It will also redesign the road drainage system. TxDOT will accept comments by phone at 713-802-5076.
    Timeline: August 2023-2025
    Cost: $7.3 million
    Funding sources: Brazoria County, TxDOT

Ongoing projects

2. Brazoria County Expressway
Broadway Street will close at 9 p.m. Jan. 4  to allow for demolition of the Hwy. 288 mainlane bridges as part of the Brazoria County Expressway project, officials said. It will reopen the night of Jan. 6.
Timeline: July 2017-2029
Cost: $97.2 million
Funding sources: Brazoria County, TxDOT

3. Hughes Ranch Road widening
Pearland City Council awarded a $16.68 million construction contract to Triple B Services, LLP on Nov. 26. Work is slated to begin in December. The roadway will be upgraded to a four-lane concrete street with curbs and gutters from Cullen Boulevard to Smith Ranch Road.
Timeline: December 2018-August 2020
Cost: $33.2 million
Funding sources: city of Pearland, TxDOT

4. Sam Houston Tollway widening
Construction is on track to finish in the second quarter of 2019, widening the tollway from two to four lanes in each direction, adding safety shoulder lanes and rebuilding toll booths.
Timeline: March 2016-spring 2019
Cost: $200 million
Funding sources: Harris County Toll Road Authority

Friendswood road repairs
As part of Friendswood’s road maintenance plan, several projects have been underway, including:
1A. The city repaved asphalt from FM 528 to the city limits on Moore Road in November.
1B.Repaving started on E. Spreading Oaks in November and will continue to W. Spreading Oaks.
Timeline: November 2018-September 2019
Cost: $1.8 million
Funding source: city of Friendswood

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Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018. A graduate of the University of Houston, Matt was most recently the director of community outreach and engagement at the Columbia Missourian and a professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.
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