New Hwy. 288 frontage road opens in Pearland

The new Hwy. 288 northbound frontage road between Magnolia Parkway and FM 518 in Pearland opened Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The new Hwy. 288 northbound frontage road between Magnolia Parkway and FM 518 in Pearland opened Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The new Hwy. 288 northbound frontage road between Magnolia Parkway and FM 518 in Pearland opened Aug. 12. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The new Hwy. 288 northbound frontage road between Magnolia Parkway and Broadway Street in Pearland opened Aug. 12. In addition, the Hwy. 288 northbound entrance ramp from Magnolia also opened.

Pearland funded 100% of the design, construction and additional costs of the project, said Danny Perez, a public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation, to Community Impact Newspaper in an email.


The funding from Pearland's portion of the project came from the city's certificates of obligation, the economic development corporation and Brazoria County, city of Pearland Director of Communications Joshua Lee said in a written statement.

TxDOT oversaw the letting and management of the project, Perez said. According to TxDOT, the construction aimed to improve the access to the surrounding businesses and residences, reduce congestion and reduce waiting times at adjacent intersections along Hwy. 288.

The estimated construction cost is $4.8 million, Perez said, and TxDOT expects to be substantially complete with the project by late September.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.



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