Project: University Blvd Widening – FBC Mobility Bond Project
In May 2011, the City of Sugar Land’s City Council adopted a Comprehensive Mobility Plan. This plan identified recommendations to accomplish the City’s long-range vision for mobility. The plan was a result of a nine-month study, which drew on extensive public input through stakeholder interviews, public meetings, workshops, Mobility Advisory Committee meetings and on-line survey responses.
The 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey identified flow of traffic and congestion management as the top priority. Based on citizen feedback, the City has developed plans to address the community’s transportation concerns.
The widening of University Boulevard will address mobility concerns along one of the City’s major north-south thoroughfares as growth continues in the surrounding areas; such as University of Houston campus extension, Smart Financial Center, Brazos River Park/Festival Site south of US 59 and the commercial development north of US 59. This is a joint project with Fort Bend County with approximately 50% of the construction cost funded by the county’s 2017 Mobility Bond program.