Highway 6 Improvements

The construction phase of the State Highway 6 widening project is set to begin tentatively in late March or early April 2019. The project will widen SH 6 from six to eight lanes between Brooks St. and Lexington Blvd. This is a project of The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in partnership with the City of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County.

Improving Mobility within Sugar Land

This is another project that is intended to improve mobility, the number one concern of residents as expressed in our most recent citizen satisfaction survey; address safety along one of our busiest roadways, ensuring Sugar Land remains safer than ever before; as the city’s commitment to aggressively investing in infrastructure continues.

Project Snapshot

  • Construction will be reserved to the night time and early morning hours (9 p.m. - 5 a.m.) and take place Sundays through Thursdays
  • The project is expected to last 14 months with tentative completion in the Summer of 2020
  • Traffic delays can be expected as occasional daytime lane reductions are expected to take place for construction of signal lights and utility relocation
  • The removal of trees along the project’s route is necessary and has been completed

About Tree Removal

This TxDOT project includes the relocation of utilities which require tree removal. It is TxDOT’s standard practice to clear the entire right-of-way (ROW) on these types of projects.

During the design phase, city staff requested that only immediately impacted trees be removed. The original plan called for the removal of 175 trees in the approximately 2 acres of acquired ROW. The diligence of city staff resulted in the preservation of 88 of the 175 trees, approximately 50% of the trees originally identified to be removed will be saved.

Learn more about Sugar Land’s Tree City USA designation and efforts to ensure our tree canopy continues to thrive at www.sugarlandtx.gov/trees

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Questions?

Project Manager: Edward Orozco
Engineering Department: (281) 275-2780