1. Gregory Boulevard reconstruction
Missouri City City Council awarded a $3.3 million contract to Conrad Construction Company for the pavement reconstruction of Gregory Boulevard from Fondren Road to McLain Boulevard. A 20 mph speed limit will be enforced along the road during construction, which city staff expect will last about a year.
Timeline: March 2016-May 2017
Cost: $4.4 million
Funding sources: city of Missouri City, Harris County Water Control and Improvement Utility District-Fondren Road
Union Pacific Railroad track construction[/caption]
2. Union Pacific Railroad track construction
Union Pacific Railroad is constructing a 6-mile double railroad track from Ulrich Street in Sugar Land through Stafford to Gessner Road in Missouri City. The city of Sugar Land expects the work from Dairy Ashford Road to Stafford city limits will finish this spring. Most activity is being conducted on the railroad’s property from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Timeline: August 2014-spring 2016
Funding sources: Union Pacific Railroad
3. Emerald Lake Drive, Wild Horse Court and Arrowhead Lake Drive paving
Missouri City and Fort Bend County have an interlocal agreement for asphalt paving along Emerald Lake Drive, Wild Horse Court and Arrowhead Lake Drive, each beginning from the intersection with Diamond Springs Drive. The city will provide materials costing $102,268.79, and the county will provide $84,465 worth of in-kind services, including labor and equipment.
Funding sources: city of Missouri City, Fort Bend County
Hwy. 90 and FM 2234 intersection widening[/caption]
4. Hwy. 90 and FM 2234 intersection widening
TxDOT is designing an expansion of the intersection of Hwy. 90 and FM 2234 in Missouri City. Plans include dual right-turn lanes at FM 2234 northbound and Hwy. 90 westbound, and triple left-turn lanes at Hwy. 90 westbound and FM 2234 southbound. FM 2234 would be expanded from Adams Street to just beyond where the roadway splits with Pike Road, with the work expected to begin three years from the point at which funding is secured. Right of way acquisitions in Missouri City are required. TxDOT held a public meeting on the project Feb. 25, and Missouri City City Council will consider a resolution of support.
Cost: $15 million-$20 million
Funding sources: TxDOT
5. LJ Parkway extension
Work on the LJ Parkway connection to Commonwealth Boulevard, intended to provide a new route for the Riverstone Development in Sugar Land, is expected to wrap up in March. The project was delayed due to weather. Construction includes a four-lane, curb-and-gutter roadway from just north of University Boulevard to just south of Commonwealth Boulevard. A single-lane roundabout connects Commonwealth and LJ Parkway north of the Centerpoint easement.
Timeline: July 2015-March 2016
Cost: $2.4 million
Funding sources: Riverstone Development
Vicksburg Boulevard extension[/caption]
6. Vicksburg Boulevard extension
Construction to extend Vicksburg Boulevard from Aldridge Drive to Lake Olympia Parkway in Missouri City finished in February. The project included construction of a mast-arm turn signal and turn-lane improvements at Lake Olympia Parkway, a four-lane boulevard roadway, bicycle lanes, sidewalks, streetlights and drainage structures.
Timeline: January 2015-February 2016
Cost: $3.3 million
Funding sources: Fort Bend County, Missouri City Development Authority, MUDs Nos. 47 and 48
Hwy. 6 will be widened from three lanes to four lanes in each direction from Brooks Street to Lexington Boulevard in Sugar Land to reduce traffic congestion. The 7,000-foot-long project has been delayed while the Texas Department of Transportation reviews acquisitions of land along the construction route. Construction is now scheduled to commence in 2018 and will take about six to eight months to complete. The project includes the addition of two lanes and two turn lanes, 3,600 square feet of sidewalk, a traffic signal replacement and street light relocation. Sixty-five commercial signs will be relocated, and a 3.4-acre right of way will be acquired from 44 commercial properties. The design phase is about 50 percent complete.
Timeline: Construction starting in 2018
Cost: $7.6 million
Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Federal Highway Administration, TxDOT