The city of Sugar Land broke ground Jan. 31 on a $3.3 million trail and bridges project in the First Colony area.

Sugar Land City Council approved the First Colony Trail and Pedestrian Bridges Project during the Nov. 15 meeting as part of the 2013 Parks Bond program. However, the project has been revised over the years to include 10-foot-wide trail connections from Lexington Boulevard and Austin Parkway to the Woodstream Trail, which lies along Sweetwater Boulevard and Austin Parkway, below Colony Meadows.

According to city documents, pedestrian bridges will be constructed over Ditch A at Sweetwater Boulevard, Ditch C at Austin Parkway and Ditch C at Mesquite Park. The project aims to create a connected trail network throughout the First Colony area.

Construction on the project is estimated to be completed around May, with DG Medina Construction LLC completing construction, according to city documents from the Nov. 15 meeting.

Temporary single-lane closures are expected in the construction area during normal working hours, and traffic may be impacted around the First Colony residential district, according to city documents.