McHard Road construction to start, plus three more updates on Pearland road projects

The city of Pearland is making headway in August on the McHard Road extension and the Linwood Oaks Street and Orange Circle projects. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The city of Pearland is making headway in August on the McHard Road extension and the Linwood Oaks Street and Orange Circle projects. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Pearland is making headway in August on the McHard Road extension and the Linwood Oaks Street and Orange Circle projects. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The city of Pearland is starting construction on the McHard Road extension project at the end of August. Meanwhile, construction on Smith Ranch Road widening has been pushed back. The bond-funded Linwood Oaks and Orange Circle construction is set to go to bid for construction in August.

Here is more information on all three projects.

McHard Road extension

Construction on the McHard Road extension is on schedule to begin at the end of August. The project will connect McHard Road from Cullen Boulevard to Mykawa Road with a four-lane, divided, concrete curb-and-gutter roadway with raised medians and underground drainage. The project is set to wrap up in summer 2022. The McHard Road extension will cost $33.63 million and is being funded by the city of Pearland and Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP.

Smith Ranch Road widening


Construction on Smith Ranch Road widening was scheduled to begin in September but has been pushed back to an undetermined date due to the lengthy land acquisition process, according to city officials. The project will widen Smith Ranch Road from two lanes to four lanes from Hughes Ranch Road to north of Broadway Street. The road will be upgraded to a concrete curb-and-gutter roadway with an underground storm sewer system. The project is set to cost $4.75 million and is funded by the TIP and the city of Pearland.

Linwood Oaks Street and Orange Circle reconstruction

The reconstruction of Linwood Oaks Street and Orange Circle will go to bid in August. The project will replace concrete pavement on both roads as well as on two streets next to Linwood Oaks. The project is part of a larger street reconstruction effort to improve neighborhood streets in the city, and it is being funded by the 2019 city of Pearland bond. The project is set to cost $1.3 million.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.