4 transportation updates for Pearland, Friendswood

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Here are the road projects to know in Pearland and Friendswood this March.

COMPLETED PROJECTS

1. Linwood, Orange and Old Alvin improvements, Phase 3

Phase 3 of a four-phase project for Linwood, Orange and Old Alvin improvements was completed in February. Phase 3 of the project consists of converting Old Alvin Road to a four-lane, undivided concrete roadway with curbs and gutters from Town Ditch Trail to McHard Road, with drainage, sidewalks, streetlights and a detention pond.
Timeline: January 2018-February 2019
Cost: $8.2 million
Funding source: city of Pearland

ONGOING PROJECTS

2. Hughes Ranch Road expansion

The city of Pearland approved an additional $130,140 to the construction contract with Brown and Gay engineers for the Hughes Ranch Road expansion project. The road, a two-lane asphalt open-ditch roadway, will be rebuilt as a four-lane concrete road with a median and curbs from Smith Ranch Road to Cullen Boulevard. Construction began in February.
Timeline: February 2019-February 2021
Cost: $20.5 million
Funding source: city of Pearland

3. Greenbriar Drive sidewalk construction

The city of Friendswood began construction on a sidewalk for Greenbriar Drive on Feb. 18. The sidewalk will stretch around Friendswood High School and from Falling Leaf Drive to Wilderness Trail.
Timeline: February-May
Cost: $150,000
Funding source: city of Friendswood

FUTURE PROJECTS

4. Lake Olympia Parkway to connect with Broadway Street

Fort Bend County is in the process of extending Lake Olympia Parkway. Future segments are expected to extend Lake Olympia to meet with Broadway Street, with an overpass over FM 521 to connect with Broadway Street.
Timeline: June 2019-June 2020
Cost: $6 million
Funding source: Fort Bend County

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Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. In her tenure as a reporter, she has primarily written about education, health care and transportation.
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