Repairs to eliminate trip hazards on Sugar Land sidewalks, trails slated to begin in March

The city of Sugar Land will begin sidewalk repairs on approximately 300 requests from residents in March. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Sugar Land will begin sidewalk repairs on approximately 300 requests from residents in March. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Sugar Land will begin sidewalk repairs on approximately 300 requests from residents in March. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

Sugar Land City Council approved a $625,000 contract for sidewalk and trail repair services starting in March.

Contractor J Rivas Construction will address approximately 300 requests from residents for sidewalk repairs with the money allocated in the contract, according to Assistant Public Works Director Eric Oscarson.


Oscarson said during a February City Council meeting that Sugar Land has 969 pending service requests, and the backlog to complete requests has grown to 18-24 months due to the pandemic.

Additionally, in fiscal year 2019-20, staff identified more than 10,800 sidewalk hazards with a total estimated repair cost of approximately $6 million. Of these hazards, 1,305 are classified as Category 1, meaning there is a trip hazard of more than 2 inches.

Maintenance of streets, sidewalks and other infrastructure was a priority identified during a recent Sugar Land resident satisfaction survey.
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.