Highway 6 Improvements
Project Update - August 14, 2020
Waterline & Drainage Improvements
FBCLID 2 along with the City, FCCSA and TxDOT will coordinate efforts for the upcoming waterline and drainage improvements along State Highway 6 (SH6). Beginning Monday, August 17, 2020, residents of Meadow Lakes and The Lakes may notice a lower lake level at Town Center Lake (Ditch F) than normal. FBC LID2 will draw down the lake for the installation of the City’s waterline and the Texas Department of Transportation drainage inlets as part of the SH6 improvements. The lake level will remain lower than normal until such time the work is completed.
There will be no service interruptions to businesses or residents while the work is going on.
For more information pertaining to the improvements please contact City Representative Project Manager – Keisha Seals, (281) 275-2274 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
- 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 Fall 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
Project Manager: Keisha Seals
Engineering Department: 281-275-2780