Assistant County Engineer Ike Akinwande said the Moore Road project includes the construction of an asphalt road with two 12-foot travel lanes and 4-foot shoulders from Fifth Street to Court Road/Independence Boulevard.
In addition to the new roadway, Akinwande said the project will add 5-foot sidewalks on either side of the road for the entire length of the road. Akinwande said Moore Road was identified to be widened as part of the 2015 Fort Bend County major thoroughfare plan. Construction on the project is anticipated to start in early 2022 and last 14 months.
“The ultimate goal is to reduce congestion along county roadways, improve drainage mitigation and increase safety for residents,” Akinwande said in an email.
Funding for the Moore Road project was included in the 2020 voter-approved Fort Bend County mobility bond. Of the $5.4 million needed for the project, $4.6 million was included in the bond, and Akinwande said the remainder will be funded through other mobility projects that were completed under their budgets.
Akinwande said the county needed the tract of land—owned by Missouri City and located at the intersection of Moore Road and Court Road—for drainage mitigation for the project. New sidewalks will also be located behind the Sta-Mo baseball fields that will connect to the existing Moore Road sidewalks, Akinwande said.
In city documents, officials said by donating the land, the city will benefit from right of way improvements, including improved traffic flow and stormwater maintenance.
The Houston Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council added Hwy. 36A North and South to the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, according to a June release. Officials are still studying potential routes. TxDOT officials said it is too early in the planning process to have information on timeline, cost or funding sources.
Funding sources: TBD