Sugar Land, Missouri City to fund $13.8 million in transportation projects in FY 2021-22

Sugar Land and Missouri City recently approved their fiscal year 2021-22 budgets along with their capital improvement programs, or CIPs.

A CIP outlines a city’s next five years of major infrastructure improvements, including mobility, drainage, facilities and parks projects, according to city documents. Shashi Kumar, the public works director for Missouri City, said projects funded through a CIP must cost more than $50,000 and have a useful lifetime of at least 20 years. A city funds the first year of that five-year plan in its annual budget.

Of the city of Sugar Land’s $299 million budget, $59.1 million goes toward its CIP. Meanwhile, Missouri City put $30.8 million of its $134.6 million budget toward its CIP. Both city’s budgets went into effect Oct. 1.

About $8.1 million of the $30.8 million included in Missouri City’s CIP funds transportation projects.

The largest transportation-related expense—at $2.5 million—is Missouri City’s Pavement Maintenance and Management Program.


“This is the program that funds pothole repairs and panel replacements across the city,” Kumar said in a July 19 CIP presentation. “We’re seeing a growing need for this.”

Additional Missouri City mobility projects include sidewalk repairs, traffic signal upgrades, citywide street and bike lane restriping, and a developer reimbursement for infrastructure in the Park 8Ninety business park, city documents show.

One of Sugar Land’s mobility-related CIP projects for FY 2021-22 will be intersection improvements at Brooks Street and First Colony Boulevard at Hwy. 6. The project aims to improve traffic congestion and mobility at the intersection. It will also widen Brooks and First Colony at their Hwy. 6 intersections to five lanes. Those updates will cost about $450,000.

“We are proud of our commitment to finding innovative ways to deliver services and value meeting residents’ expectations,” said Sugar Land City Manager Michael W. Goodrum.
By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City 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.



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