5 transportation updates to follow in Sugar Land and Missouri City this month

1. Independence Boulevard Segment 1 reconstruction


Court Road in Missouri City has closed between Moore Road and Staffordshire Road to begin the reconstruction of Independence Boulevard Segment 1 from a two-lane concrete roadway into a four-lane divided roadway. The road will be realigned to meet the intersection of Staffordshire Road and Independence Boulevard. Court Road is expected to remain closed until the end of 2018, according to a news release from Missouri City. Traffic control devices are set up, and residents should expect traffic delays during construction.
Timeline: July 2018-June 2019
Cost: $4.5 million
Funding sources: city of Missouri City, Fort Bend County

2. Glenn Lakes Bridge reconstruction


The project to reconstruct Glenn Lakes Bridge between West Creek Club Drive and East Creek Club Drive in Missouri City is near completion, said Cory Stottlemyer, the city’s media relations specialist. Weather permitting, the bridge is scheduled to reopen by the second week of August. Until its reopening, drivers can continue to take the detour route north on Hampton Drive.
Timeline: October 2017-August 2018
Cost: $2.1 million
Funding sources: city of Missouri City, Fort Bend County

3. Adams Street reconstruction


The project to reconstruct Adams Street in Missouri City and install new sidewalks between Texas Parkway and Fifth Street continues, and residents may experience traffic delays as construction work continues. The intersection at Kimberly Lane and Adams Street is now open to traffic in both directions, according to a citywide news alert.
Timeline: October 2017-October 2018
Cost: $2.4 million
Funding source: city of Missouri City

4. Dairy Ashford Road widening


A construction contract was awarded to Allgood Construction Company in June to widen Dairy Ashford Road from Parklane Boulevard to Stiles Lane, adding one lane in each direction, said Doug Adolph, Sugar Land media relations director. Detour routes are will not be necessary. Work crews will also be adjusting turn lanes and installing drainage, water lines and sidewalks as part of the project. Construction is slated to begin in early August.
Timeline: August 2018-December 2019
Cost: $6 million
Funding sources: city of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County

5. Crabb River Road widening


The project will expand a segment of Crabb River Road in Richmond from Rabbs Bayou to south of George Ranch High School from a two-lane asphalt roadway to a five-lane concrete roadway, said Stacy Slawinski, Fort Bend County assistant engineer. Work crews mobilized in June and have started digging a detention pond near the bayou for drainage purposes.
Timeline: June 2018-2021
Cost: $35 million
Funding sources: Texas Department of Transportation, Fort Bend County

All information on this page was updated as of 7/18/18. News or questions about these or other local transportation projects? Email us at [email protected].
By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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