In an effort to combat traffic concerns at the intersection of Lake Olympia Parkway and Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road, Missouri City City Council unanimously agreed to fund a traffic signal during its Feb. 20 meeting. A traffic impact analysis showed significant traffic numbers that warranted the signal, city documents show.

The Specialty Company, or TSC, was the firm that won out over three competitors during the bid process for a total projected construction cost of $738,386. However, the city will not pay for the entire project.

Municipal Management District No. 2 will pay $155,064 of the estimated construction cost, which totals about 21% of the total cost.

Missouri City Public Works Director Shashi Kumar said the amount of funding from MMD No. 2 is based on a prior agreement and is proportional to traffic generated.

“We did a study on the actual traffic counts,” Kumar said. “Based on that study, about 21% of volume came from MMD No. 2”

Construction on the project is expected to begin in either May or June, and construction is set to be fully completed by October, Kumar said at the Feb. 20 City Council meeting.

“Because it will take time for them to order the parts to actually complete the signal, it is likely you won’t see any construction outside of staking for about three months,” he said.

Signal materials are on back-order, which has lengthened the timeline of the project, Kumar said.

Funding from the city comes from the Capital Improvement Projects funds.