Expansion of Independence Boulevard Segment 2 completed in Missouri City

A section of Independence Boulevard was expanded from a two-lane concrete road to a four-lane concrete curb-and-gutter road. (Courtesy Fotolia)
A section of Independence Boulevard was expanded from a two-lane concrete road to a four-lane concrete curb-and-gutter road. (Courtesy Fotolia)

A section of Independence Boulevard was expanded from a two-lane concrete road to a four-lane concrete curb-and-gutter road. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Construction on the project to convert a section of Independence Boulevard from a two-lane concrete road to a four-lane concrete curb-and-gutter road wrapped up in August, according to Missouri City officials.

The roadway is now open, and city officials said motorists will experience an easier commute and fewer traffic delays in the area.




Work on the stretch of road—dubbed Independence Boulevard Segment 2—began in November 2019 and cost $2.5 million. The project was financed by the city of Missouri City and Fort Bend County.

Find more information on Missouri City's Capital Improvement Plan and ongoing transportation projects here.
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.