3 transportation updates to look for in Pearland and Friendswood



Completed Project

  1. Construction on Winding Road began in December 2016 and ended in June 2017. Construction took place on the entire 2,508 feet of Winding Road in Friendswood and the street was completely rebuilt for $868,787. There was no drainage work done. The project was presented to the City Council for completion at the November meeting.


Estimated timeline: December 2016-June 2017





Future Projects


2. Hughes Ranch Road expansion

The waterline for the Hughes Ranch Road project is currently being constructed. The city of Pearland plans to send in the bid for the project in mid-2018 so that construction can start in fiscal year 2018-19. Construction will include reconstruction of CR 403 from Cullen Boulevard to Smith Ranch Road from a two-lane asphalt open ditch roadway to a four-lane concrete curb and gutter boulevard for two miles.

Timeline: September 2018-2020
Cost: $33,184,000
Funding source: city of Pearland, federal and state sources







Future Projects
3. Mykawa Road reconstruction 

The city of Pearland has just submitted a design contract on the Mykawa Road project to the Texas Department of Transportation for its review. Construction on the three-mile stretch of Mykawa from Beltway 8 to FM 518 will consist of traffic signals, four-lane concrete curb and gutter-divided boulevard section roadway, including storm sewers, outfalls and detention.

Timeline: begins August 2020
Cost: $40,033,000
Funding sources: city of Pearland, Houston-Galveston Area Council, TxDOT


By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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Friendswood City Council adopted this year's tax rate on Sept. 13. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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