After various flooding events in Sugar Land, the city’s Sugar Creek neighborhood will undergo significant drainage improvement projects.

The full story

On Feb. 6, Sugar Land City Council voted unanimously to award a $6.4 million contract to Matula & Matula Construction to make drainage improvements to Montclair Boulevard and Country Club Boulevard in the city’s Sugar Creek neighborhood.

Due to undersized inlets and storm drains, the Sugar Creek neighborhood has experienced significant flooding during intense storm events, such as Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to agenda documents.

The project to improve drainage infrastructure in the area was first approved in the $90.76 million general obligation bond approved by voters in 2019, but was divided into two phases to balance the city’s five-year capital improvement project budget, according to agenda documents.

The details

The project’s second phase, which was approved by City Council on Feb. 6, will see the installation of 4,500 feet of storm sewer, the removal and replacement of existing concrete pavement, and the replacement of 2,100 feet of water line, according to agenda documents.

The project limits consist of Montclair Boulevard from Wellington Drive to Country Club Boulevard, and Country Club Boulevard from Sugar Creek Boulevard to the city limit line, according to agenda documents.

What’s next

The project is anticipated to be completed by March 2025, according to agenda documents.