The city of Pearland authorized a contract Nov. 7 with InfraTech Engineers & Innovators LLC for designing a Pearland Parkway and Broadway Street intersection construction project.

The project will consist of adding a second northbound left-turn lane on Pearland Parkway, a right-turn lane on north and southbound Pearland Parkway, and the relocation of sidewalk ramps and signal masts to accommodate the changes.

According to a document summarizing the project, the total budget for the project is about $2 million, and the total expenditures as of Nov. 7 are about $1.6 million: $1.3 million on construction, $200,000 on land and $127,651 on the design contract.

Funding primarily comes from the city's certificates of obligation, a flexible form of borrowed funds that do not require voter approval before use, unlike general obligation bonds.

The document states that the design schedule is a seven-month period and that the construction phase should begin November 2023 and last about six months.

This project comes after another Pearland Parkway expansion project adding a roundabout by McHard Road was completed Aug. 12. McHard is also undergoing an expansion expected to be complete by early 2023.

City of Pearland meeting agendas can be viewed on the city’s official website, and livestreamed meetings can be viewed on the city’s YouTube page. View coverage of the latest Nov. 7 meeting here.