By KAROLYN GEPHART
An additional left turn lane is planned for the intersections on Pearland Parkway at FM 518 at Broadway. Traffic signals for southbound traffic will also be modified.
The construction addresses a concern over greater traffic flows than originally planned for the intersections to handle. Current and future new development along with city growth have added to the problem.
Also a citizen survey in 2016 revealed Pearland residents were concerned with traffic congestion. Only 24 percent of answers reported a positive rating for traffic flow.
This project is aimed at tackling these concerns along with continued mobility with growth and safety.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) recently approved the permit to reconstruct the intersections. The construction is projected to cost approximately $235,000 and will begin now with the completion date in August.
For more information on this project and other City projects, view the City’s Capital Improvement Plan at www.pearlandtx.gov.