Missouri City’s Lake Olympia Parkway will gain traffic signals at three major intersections.

The overview

Missouri City City Council approved a nearly $1.33 million contract with Traf-Tex Inc. for the Lake Olympia Signal Installation project at a July 1 meeting.

The project, which is funded through the city’s $85.85 million bond approved by voters in November 2021, will include adding traffic signals at three intersections along Lake Olympia Parkway, including:
  • Crow Valley Drive
  • Swan Isle Boulevard
  • Misty Hollow Drive

All three signals will be worked on concurrently and will have limited lane closures, City Engineer Marcus Snell said.

Why it matters

With a lot of traffic along Lake Olympia Parkway, city officials hope to improve safety, traffic flow and traffic management, Snell said.

“As we manage the traffic via the signals and appropriate timing, it does help move things in a more orderly manner, which brings speeds back in line with the posted speed limit,” he said.

What else?

The project was previously paused to explore a roundabout option; however, between the increased cost and proximity to homes, city staff determined this wasn’t a good option, Snell said.

Looking ahead

Due to staff expecting the procurement of traffic poles to take six months, the project is anticipated to last 190 days upon its start date and be completed in April or May, Snell said. Although, it could be completed sooner if the traffic poles are received sooner.