Fite Road Extension Complete
The $4.2 million Fite Road Extension Project has been completed, with the road now open to the public. This new extension is aimed to reduce the amount of traffic currently being diverted to Walnut Street – a primarily residential area. The extension also connects McLean Road and Veterans Drive and creates better access to the new portion of Centennial Park and the ball fields there.
This project was one of nine projects submitted for federal/state funding to the Houston Galveston Area Council's Call for Projects in 2012, as part of the Transportation Improvement Program. It was one of four Pearland projects to receive funding. As such, the project will include 80 percent federal funds reimbursed through the Texas Department of Transportation with a 20 percent local match. The project included the construction of a four-lane undivided concrete roadway with curb and gutter, a 10 foot high soundwall on the north side, landscaped right of ways, underground drainage and a traffic signal at the intersection with McLean Road.
For more information on this project and other City projects, view the City's Capital Improvement Plan. This project is in line with City Council's Strategic Priorities of Fiscal Responsibility, Sustainable Infrastructure and Safe Community.