Sugar Land - Missouri City Edition | October 2020

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES Missouri Citymarks completion ofmedian enhancements Several Missouri City City Council

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members along with city sta gathered Sept. 17 for a ceremony to celebrate the completion of median enhancements along segments of Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road inMissouri City. The median enhancements, which span southbound on Texas Parkway to Turtle Creek and fromMurphy Road to Texas Parkway on Cartwright Road, cost $1 million in grants from the Texas Department of Transportation. “It’s important for residents to know the landscaping along both roadways is a win for the city and the Texas Department of Transportation as they connect thousands of people to their homes, businesses, schools, families and friends,” Mayor Yolanda Ford said. Missouri City funded the design of the beautication project, which cost the city $330,000 and was carried out by TBG Partners, which joined the city

Hwy. 6 road widening Approximately 85% of utility relocation, 80% of trac signal and 40% of road work has been completed on the project to expand Hwy. 6 from six to eight lanes between Lexington Boulevard and Brooks Street, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Timeline: February 2019-March 2021 Cost: $12.1 million Funding sources: TxDOT, city of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County

Missouri City ocials participate in a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of median enhancements within the city. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

at the ceremony. “One of the purposes of this from the very beginning was tomake this corridor a premier corridor and enhance the beautication of the city,” saidMeade Mitchell, a principal at TBG Partners. The corridor enhancements are the rst phase of a three-phase project that includes installing monument

and reader signs at key entry and exit points of the city and a “red carpet” entrance to City Hall.

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ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF SEPT. 21. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT SLMNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM. construction is ongoing, motorists in the area can expect some delays, according to ocials with the city. Timeline: fall 2020-fall 2021 Cost: $2.4 million Funding source: city of Missouri City Waterfall Drive reconstruction Waterfall Drive in the Meadow Creek neighborhood is being completely reconstructed from its connection point at Independence Boulevard to the south end of the street near Long Rock Drive. City Council awarded the contract to Conrad Construction. While

Fort Bend Transit commits to health, safety Fort Bend Transit announced it, along with more than 100 public transit agencies nationwide, joined the American Public Transportation Association’s Health and Safety Com- mitment Program, which aims to keep passengers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

public health guidelines from ocial sources, disinfecting transit vehicles frequently and requiring face cover- ings, keeping passengers informed and empowered, and putting health rst by requiring riders and employees to avoid public transit if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or feel ill. Fort Bend Transit said in the release it has implemented policies such as disinfecting vehicles daily, reducing capacity by 50% per bus and mandat- ing face coverings.

According to a Sept. 17 press release, the APTA’s program guidelines were developed from a survey of transit passengers from across the country. Main ndings include following

Fort Bend Transit has committed to protecting riders’ health and safety. (Courtesy Fort Bend Transit)

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