About. The proposed Traffic Improvements are to address accident reports dating back to 2013 indicating a need to reduce uncontrolled left turn movements along the corridor. Initially intended to operate without the use of traffic signals, subsequent development along the corridor has proven the need for additional signal usage. These modifications provide reduction of unprotected left turn movements and will reduce the number of entering left turns.
Scope. This project consists of the installation of a traffic signal and intersection improvements at the intersection of Pearland Parkway and Forest Park Lane/Summit Springs Lane. Directional pedestrian ramps and crosswalks across Pearland Parkway will be included. Left turn bays on the minor-street approaches will be striped. A fiber optic line will be installed from Old Alvin Road to Barry Rose along Pearland Parkway to connect the new signal and the signal at Barry Rose to the Traffic Management System.
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This project is part of the 2019 Bond referendum.
Design schedules vary per project. Typical Bid schedules run approximately 60 days to advertise, hold pre-bid meeting, respond to any bidder questions and open bids. Under normal circumstances, without irregularities, a bid can be awarded within 24 days of the Bid Date. This could extend another 14 days if there are questions regarding the Bidder’s qualifications. A construction Notice to Proceed is generally issued with 10 to 14 days of Award bringing the total process to about 90 days from Advertisement to Notice to Proceed.
|Design Start||July 2019||July 2019|
|Bid Start||December 2019||March 2020|
|Construction Start||May 2020|
|Proposed Construction Completion||April 2021
Below is funding and budget information for this project. Last updated January 2020.
|General Revenue - Cash||-|
|Certificates of Obligation||-|
|General Obligation Bonds||$1,124,000|
|W/S Revenue Bonds||-|
|Impact Fee - Debt||-|
|Other Funding Sources||-|
|Total Funding Sources||$1,124,000|
|Construction Management/Inspection -||-|
|Construction Materials Testing -||-|
• Per the project schedule, staff received 90% design plans, specifications and opinion of probable construction costs; comments were returned to the design engineer December 12, 2019.
• The Engineer’s Opinion of Probable cost at 90% show the project currently remains within budget.
• Scope of work includes the installation of a new traffic signal and intersection improvements along with a fiber optic interconnect from Old Alvin Road to Barry Rose along Pearland Parkway to connect the new signal and the signal at Barry Rose to the Traffic Management System.
• Consultant has continued coordination with CenterPoint Energy to identify a suitable power source location for the proposed traffic signal.
Upcoming Work Items
• Design Engineer will finalize construction documents based upon Staff 90% comments.
• The consultant will finalize coordination with utility companies.
• A Technical Review Committee (TRC) to review final project plans by the City Engineer has been scheduled for January 23, 2020. Final PS&E documents are anticipated February 14, 2020.
• Bid Phase services are expected to commence the week of February 17th with the project being advertised to the public.
- The Design Engineer has completed a safety and traffic analysis to evaluate crash history at the Pearland Parkway intersection. An operational analysis is being developed to determine optimum signal timing aimed at reducing vehicular crashes (62 reported from 2016 to 2018) while improving overall intersection operations.
- All intersection approaches are being designed to operate at recommended Levels of Service (LOS) in both AM and PM peak hours. The criterion for minimum acceptable LOS for future conditions of the intersection is D; average control delay of >35 and <55 seconds per vehicle or better. Traffic signal criteria is based on the average control delay per vehicle which include deceleration and acceleration delay, queue move-up times, and stopped delay.
- Preliminary topographic and utility survey has been completed for ROW and conflict identification; all utilities have been located none represent major conflicts.
- 60% construction drawings for the traffic signal and fiber installations are complete and were submitted to Staff on October 1, 2019 for review and comments
- City comments were returned to design consultant on October 21, 2019.
Upcoming Work Items
- The design consultant will finalize the engineering traffic?? study and prepare for submission to City Staff for review and comment.
- The consultant to conclude utility and Right Of Way (ROW) research and finalize the topographic survey.
- Staff has directed the Engineer to review and respond to 60% design comments and continue development of 90% PS&E for the traffic signal and fiber installation.
- Design contract awarded to Alliance Transportation
Per the 2019 General Bond Election, residents voted in favor of the Pearland Parkway Traffic Improvements bond.