News Flash

2017 City News Releases

Posted on: February 7, 2017

Railroad Crossing at University Boulevard Opens

Sugar Land, Texas - A new railroad crossing at University Boulevard and U.S. Highway 90A opened on Monday.

Quiet-zone technology has been installed at the new crossing; however, train horns may sound as conductors become familiar with the new intersection.

The new crossing is part of the ongoing extension of University Boulevard across U.S. 90A and the railroad tracks. The new roadway north of U.S. 90A and south of Constellation Field has been named South Stadium Drive. The roadway south of U.S. 90A will remain University Boulevard.

When complete, University Boulevard and South Stadium Drive will accomplish the long-planned “Burney Road Bypass” project, an important north-south corridor that provides for the mobility of residents north of U.S. 90A while alleviating traffic in residential areas along Main Street and Burney Road.

Union Pacific Railroad’s approval of the new crossing was contingent on the closure of the Wood Street crossing. Work began in January to realign Kempner Street between Main Street and Wood Street.

Kempner Street’s connection to Main Street was relocated north of the previous intersection as part of the improvements to provide better traffic flow in the area.

The project also included modifications to the intersection at U.S. 90A and Savoy.

Motorists should obey all traffic signs, stay alert and expect delays during the construction. Construction updates will be posted at For questions about train horns and crossing arms, call the UPR Response Management Communication Center at (888) 877-7267.
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in 2017 City News Releases

Sugar Land to Host 12 Days of Annexation

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Thieves Caught on Camera Stealing Purse

Posted on: November 9, 2017

Video Captures Man Breaking into House

Posted on: November 1, 2017

Public Hearing Set for Oct. 26

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

Posted on: October 9, 2017

City to Host Sugar Land Strong Event

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Tax Rate and Budget to be Considered

Posted on: September 13, 2017

Sugar Land Receives Clean Audit

Posted on: February 23, 2017

New Ordinance Addresses Distracted Driving

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Cultural Kite Festival Set for March 4

Posted on: February 9, 2017

Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Woman, Accomplice Wanted in Kroger Theft

Posted on: January 23, 2017