Texas to spend $127 million to reconstruct major roadway

June 18, 2024

The city of Pearland and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will spend $127 million to widen and improve approximately 5.5 miles of the Broadway/FM 518 roadway.

The project will split the work between the east and west sides of the FM 518 roadway. The east side will cost $62 million to build, and the west side will cost $67 million, TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez told Government Market News. The projects are in the design phases with construction expected to begin in 2027.

The project will widen the roadway from the existing four-lane configuration to six lanes, including three lanes in each direction. The road will feature a raised median spanning 6 miles. The project will convert the existing open-ditch drainage system to a curb-and-gutter drainage system.

Plans include building a 10-foot-wide side path on one side of the road and a sidewalk on the opposing side. Pearland will also invest in updated traffic signals and enhanced turn lanes. The project will have to acquire 25 acres of additional right-of-way.

The project is part of the larger Broadway Corridor Improvement Plan, a 2020 initiative to develop Pearland’s principal commercial corridors. The plan includes reconstructing and widening roads, improving corridor aesthetics, assessing market potential and identifying development opportunities.

The city of Pearland is located 21 miles south of Houston.

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