Editor's note: This story has been updated with more information from the city of Missouri City.

The Missouri City Sienna Parkway widening project, an intersection capacity improvement project along Sienna Parkway, is scheduled to begin in February, city officials confirmed in an email to Community Impact.

The project runs the length of Hwy. 6 to the north and McKeever Road to the south, and is expected to cost about $2.5 million.

The project was delayed after a $4 million bid was rejected in September, after which city staff said they would go back and evaluate engineering options to reduce the project’s cost. Director of Public Works Shashi Kumar said the city reduced the price of the project by removing some work from the phase.

While the initial bid for the project included both turn lane and traffic signal improvements along the roadway, the first phase of the project now only includes widening shoulders and adding left-turn lanes along intersections, Kumar said.

"The first phase was bid and is currently in the contract execution phase. Construction work/mobilization is estimated to begin in February 2023," Kumar said in an email.

Kelly Schafler contributed to this report.