The nighttime roadway construction phase of the State Highway 6 widening project is set to begin tentatively in June 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.
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.
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
Project Manager: Edward Orozco
Engineering Department: (281) 275-2780