Missouri City road crews begin work in Sienna Plantation

Sienna Plantation drivers should use caution near Steep Bank Trace beginning April 8.

Sienna Plantation drivers should use caution near Steep Bank Trace beginning April 8.

Missouri City drivers who typically take Sienna Parkway south near Steep Bank Trace will see some construction beginning April 8 as crews add an extra southbound left-turn lane.

City contractors are replacing two panels on the southbound side of Sienna, a two-lane road, at Steep Bank Trace and will use a specialized concrete mix for the necessary repairs.

The city expects the process to take about seven days to complete.

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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