Construction is underway for a capital improvement project that focuses on tackling traffic issues at the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Brooks Street/First Colony Boulevard.

The overview

Dual concurrent left turn lanes will be added on northbound First Colony Boulevard and southbound Brooks Street. This modification is intended to expedite traffic flow during peak hours, reducing congestion and delays, city officials said.

The decision to undertake this project was prompted by the intersection's high traffic volume and the need for smoother traffic flow, the officials said. A comprehensive traffic study was conducted in 2023 to identify potential solutions, emphasizing improved traffic mobility and enhancing safety along Hwy. 6, Brooks Street and First Colony Boulevard.

By the numbers

This project received approval from Sugar Land voters in November 2019. During the vote, residents approved a series of general obligation bond propositions totaling $90.76 million.

Of this funding, $10.26 million was allocated to street projects, focusing on enhancing mobility and investing in the city's street infrastructure, city officials said. Other expenditures approved in the bond include:
  • $47.6 million in drainage projects
  • $26.3 million in public safety and public facility projects
  • $10.26 million in streets projects focusing on improvements to mobility
  • $6.6 million to fund the design and construction of a new animal shelter
Construction of the intersection improvements is progressing on schedule, with an anticipated completion date set for mid-November 2023, according to the city website.

For more information and updates on this project's progress, please visit the official project pages at and