3 ongoing transportation projects to watch in 2019 in Sugar Land, Missouri City

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Transportation updates
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Transportation updates
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Transportation updates
Missouri City corridor enhancements
This project includes installation of monument signs at four locations as well as landscape and site work enhancements on Texas Parkway, Cartwright Road and the City Hall entry.
Timeline: summer 2019-2021
Cost: $2.5 million
Funding source: city of Missouri City, TxDOT

Dairy Ashford widening
Sugar Land is adding lanes at Dairy Ashford Road at Hwy. 90A in each direction from Parklane Boulevard to Julie Rivers Drive. Crews will install a median along Dairy Ashford Road at Parklane Boulevard to restrict traffic exiting to a right turn only.
Timeline: September 2018-December 2019
Cost: $5.1 million
Funding source: city of Sugar Land

Knight Road extension
This project extends Knight Road from the Fort Bend Toll Road to McKeever Road in Missouri City. Kelly R. Kaluza and Associates Inc. was selected for design, which is ongoing.
Timeline: spring 2019-fall 2020
Cost: $6 million
Funding source: city of Missouri City, Fort Bend County Mobility Bond Program
By Christine Hall
Christine Hall joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2018, and covers Missouri City and Fort Bend ISD. She previously reported on health care innovation for the Texas Medical Center, was a freelancer, and held various news roles at the Houston Business Journal.


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