The city of Pearland’s contractor SAPO Engineering Consultants began construction at the intersection of Dixie Farm Road and FM 518, or Broadway Street, on Feb. 6.

According to a Facebook post from the city, the construction is the first step of a multiphase improvement project at the intersection and is projected to last six months if weather permits. Lane closures on both roads are expected throughout construction; the right northbound lane on Dixie Farm Road will be closed during nonpeak hours, according to the post.

The project will add new turn lanes to Dixie Farm Road and FM 518 to improve traffic flow.