PROJECT NO. TR 1501, CSJ 0912-31-293
The proposed Smith Ranch Road Widening Project, from Hughes Ranch Road to North of Broadway, includes upgrading the existing two-lane asphalt roadway to a four-lane, divided, concrete curb-and-gutter roadway with an underground storm sewer system, constructing a continuous ten-foot-wide shared use path along the west side of the roadway with pedestrian ramps, and adding landscaping and irrigation.
This construction will take place within the existing roadway alignment of Smith Ranch Road; however, additional right-of-way will be required. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility and connections of the existing roadway for future projected traffic growth by providing a continuous four-lane roadway and a shared use path. In addition, the project would enhance overall safety, in accordance with the City’s Major Thoroughfare Plan, by converting narrow asphalt lanes with roadside ditches into a concrete curb and gutter roadway with medians. The project would not require displacements. Construction is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2019 with a duration of approximately one year.
The City of Pearland, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), will be holding a public meeting regarding this project on February 21, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Challenger Elementary School, 9434 Hughes Ranch Road, Pearland TX 77584. No formal presentation will be made but the public will have an opportunity to view the proposed improvements and to submit comments. For additional information, please contact Susan Johnson, Project Manager, at email@example.com.