Transportation Updates

Transportation updates



Transportation updates Sweetwater Boulevard pavement repairs[/caption]

1. Sweetwater Boulevard pavement repairs

Pavement repairs to Sweetwater Boulevard from the Colony Park subdivision to Palm Royale Boulevard are nearing completion. Some curbs and stripping will be finished by early May, weather permitting. The work was delayed and started March 28. Sweetwater is one of several streets identified in the city’s Capital Improvement Program for pavement rehabilitation.

Timeline: March-May 2016
Cost: $3.1 million
Funding source: city of Sugar Land

2. Turtle Creek Drive

The project to replace water lines and remove and replace the road surface on Turtle Creek Drive from Hilton Head to Mission Valley drives in Missouri City is on schedule for completion in June. A contractor began removal of pavement in April for the third and final phase of the work, while work was nearing completion on driveways, sidewalks and restoration for the project’s previous phase of construction. Construction is scheduled to be completed by spring 2016.

There are alternate lane closures throughout the duration of the project.

Timeline: May 2015-June 2016
Cost: $2.2 million
Funding source: city of Missouri City

3. Gregory Boulevard

Construction on Gregory Boulevard started April 11 with the underground utility portion of the job. With a $3.3 million contract, Conrad Construction Company is conducting the pavement reconstruction along the roadway from Fondren Road to McLain Boulevard. A 20-mph speed limit will be enforced along the road during construction, which Missouri City city staff expects will last until spring 2017.

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

4. Austin Parkway improvements

Construction improvements to Austin Parkway between Hwy. 6 and Commonwealth Boulevard in Sugar Land are complete. Reconstruction of portions of Lakefield Boulevard continue. A 10-foot-wide concrete trail on the northbound side of Austin Parkway will be completed by mid-May. Construction on the improvements started in June 2015. The entire project included the reconstruction of a total of 2,803 linear feet of 8-inch concrete pavement and the replacement of a total of 3,000 linear feet of 12-inch water line. Work is on track to be finished in August.

Timeline: March 2015-August 2016
Cost: $3.4 million
Funding source: city of Sugar Land

Transportation updates Hwy. 6 project update[/caption]

5. Hwy. 6 project update

Design work is progressing and utility coordination is ongoing for the Hwy. 6 widening project. Right-of-way acquisition is the next major step, according to Sugar Land city staff. The City Council approved a resolution and two ordinances related to the project in May to assist with acquisition of right of way and sign relocation. 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 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 7,000-foot-long project has been delayed while the Texas Department of Transportation reviews acquisitions of land along the construction route. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2018 and will take about six to eight months to complete.

Timeline: Construction starting in 2018
Cost: $7.6 million
Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County, TxDOT