6 transportation updates to know in Sugar Land and Missouri City

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COMPLETED PROJECTS

  1. Sugarland-Howell Road widening: Sugarland-Howell Road was widened from a two-lane asphalt road to a three-lane concrete road with storm drainage from Bissonnet Street to Old Richmond Road, said Stacy Slawinski, Fort Bend County assistant county engineer. The project featured underground stormwater drainage and sidewalks. The county partnered with West Keegans Bayou Improvement District to extend hike and bike trails under the roadway, Slawinski said. Costs for the hike and bike extension were paid for by the improvement district. Work was finished in November.
    Timeline:  October 2017-November 2018
    Cost: $4.2 million
    Funding: Fort Bend County

2. Adams Street reconstruction: The project to reconstruct Adams Street in Missouri City and install new sidewalks between Texas Parkway and Fifth Street was substantially completed in November, according to the city.
Timeline: November 2017-November 2018
Cost: $2.37 million
Funding: city of Missouri City

UPCOMING PROJECTS

3. Seventh Street reconstruction: Design of a new relief storm sewer outfall on Seventh Street is underway, and construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and will take nine months to complete after notice to proceed, said Doug Adolph, assistant communications director for the city of Sugar Land.
Timeline: January 2019-October 2019
Cost: $1.284 million
Funding source: city of Sugar Land

4. Hwy. 6 widening: This Sugar Land project will begin in January to widen Hwy. 6 from six to eight lanes from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard. The project will alleviate traffic traveling through Sugar Land’s busiest intersection at Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 59 and is slated to take approximately 15 months to complete.
Timeline: January 2019-June 2020
Cost: $13 million
Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Texas Department of Transportation

5. Brooks Street bridge improvements: Design of a small concrete wall on the west side of the bridge to match the east side is underway, Adolph said. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and will take three months to complete after notice to proceed.
Timeline: January 2019-April 2019
Cost: $350,000
Funding source: city of Sugar Land

6. Ashmont Street construction: The project to reconstruct the roadway between La Quinta Drive and Valley Bend Drive is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, according to the city.
Timeline: January 2018-December 2018
Cost: $2.5 million
Funding: city of Missouri City

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