Transportation updates: Pearland | Friendswood February 2019

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ONGOING PROJECTS

1. Hughes Ranch Road widening

Contractor Triple B Services received notice to proceed with construction in January on the Hughes Ranch Road project in Pearland. The two-lane road will be upgraded to a four-lane concrete street with curbs and gutters from Cullen Boulevard to Smith Ranch Road. The project includes a concrete noise barrier spanning 13,000 feet of the roadway.
Timeline: January 2019-February 2021
Cost: $16.68 million
Funding sources: city of Pearland, Texas Department of Transportation

2. Max Road expansion

Construction on this project, originally to tie up in January, has been delayed by recent rains, with landscaping and other minor items remaining. Max Road from Hughes Ranch Road to Broadway Street in Pearland has been upgraded to four lanes, divided, with curb and gutters, including storm sewers, outfalls and detention. The city said it may review speed limits, as drivers are causing accidents after crossing the bridge over the ditch.
Timeline: January 2018-February
Cost: $7.98 million
Funding sources: Federal Highway Administration, city of Pearland

3. Old Alvin Road widening

Work on Old Alvin Road from Town Ditch Trail to McHard Road should be complete in late February. The city is waiting for the contractor to fix a section of curb and update the school zone cross walk. The new roadway has four lanes, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, streetlights and a detention pond. The expansion was part of the 2007 bond referendum.
Timeline: January 2018-February
Cost: $5.06 million
Funding sources: city of Pearland

4. Town Ditch Trail

The last phase of Pearland’s Linwood, East Orange and Old Alvin Road improvements included a trail from Hwy. 35 to Old Alvin Road, which is slated to be completed in mid-February, slightly behind schedule because of weather delays.
Timeline: September 2018-February
Cost: $189,050
Funding source: city of Pearland

 

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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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