Sugar Land - Missouri City Edition | September 2021

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES Fort BendParkway to be extended to Sienna RanchRoad

COMPILED BY RYND MORGAN & CLAIRE SHOOP

EXTENSION BUDGETS

UPCOMING PROJECTS

The extension is set to be completed in multiple phases. The first part of the project will begin construction in mid-September, costing $43.3M.

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The Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority will begin construction on an extension of the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road from Sienna Parkway to Sienna Ranch Road following the project’s approval at a Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meeting Aug. 24. The extension will be located in Missouri City, south of Sienna Springs Drive near Pecan Estates, according to FBCTRA officials. The new section of road will be located in land predesignated for it, as it was planned before any houses were built, said Gary Gehbauer, director of programmanagement for BGE Inc., an engineering firm working on the project. Design work for the project began in 2019, according to the FBCTRA. Construction is expected to begin in mid-September and is projected to be

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FM 1092 median installation The Texas Department of Transpor- tation has begun collecting bids for the project to install medians along 5.8 miles of FM 1092—also known as Murphy Road—from Hwy. 59 to Hwy. 6. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the winter. Schematics regarding where medians and their openings will be placed have been changed due to pushback from some Missouri City residents and business owners. Timeline: winter 2021-mid 2022 Cost: $4 million Funding source: TxDOT

$43.3M Current extension

$20.5M Future extension project budget for design only

project budget for both construction and design

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completed by late 2022 or early 2023. According to the FBCTRA, the extension will be four lanes and include a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp at Sienna Parkway. It will also include a northbound entrance ramp, a southbound exit ramp and a traffic signal at Sienna Ranch Road. The budget for the extension’s construction and design is $43.3 million, the FBCTRA said. The funding for the project comes from toll

revenue, Gehbauer said. The segment is part of a larger project to extend the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road from where it begins, at US 90 and Chimney Rock Road, across the Brazos River to FM 2759 and up to the Fort Bend Grand Parkway Toll Road. Currently, there is no specific timeline for the remaining phases of the project, however the design of extension to FM 2759 is expected to cost $20.5 million.

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF AUG. 30. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT SLMNEWS@COMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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