Construction on the $7.2 million project to widen Hwy. 6 in Sugar Land from six to eight lanes between Lexington Boulevard and Brooks Street is 25% complete, according to Deidrea George, Texas Department of Transportation public information officer.
George said crews recently excavated land and poured new pavement near the Brooks intersection.
Additionally, new traffic signals have been installed at the Town Center Boulevard and Lexington intersections, according to the city of Sugar Land.
Across the Houston area, George said TxDOT’s contractors have benefited from the reduction in traffic on roads due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“With some projects we are allowing the contractor more flexibility to work extended hours by closing affected lanes earlier than usual or by allowing multiple lanes to be closed if needed,” George said in an email. “This has helped to accelerate certain aspects of projects.”
The project—which is funded by the city of Sugar Land, TxDOT and Fort Bend County—is expected to be completed in the first few months of 2021, according to George.