Town Center Mobility Project Lands $4 Million
Sugar Land, TX – State and federal grants totaling $4 million have
been awarded for a pedestrian and bicycle project in the Town Center
The project is intended to provide safe, convenient access for
pedestrians and bicyclists within Sugar Land’s business district,
eventually connecting to a larger hike and bike trail system throughout
The Texas Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement
program and the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program
will each provide approximately $2 million for the following
● Sidewalks and paths will be expanded to improve access between
popular locations like Sugar Land Town Square, First Colony Mall and the
● 10-foot wide paths for bicyclists and pedestrians will be added
on the north and southbound frontage roads along U.S. Highway 59 from
Williams Trace Boulevard to Bullhead Slough, also known as “Ditch
● Continental-style, or striped, crosswalks will be built at paths
that intersect streets and driveways.
● Special enhancements, including illumination and pedestrian
barriers, will be added at State Highway 6 and Sweetwater Boulevard to
provide a safe passage under U.S. Highway 59.
The improvements will connect to the City’s existing and planned hike
and bike trail network, offering more recreational opportunities for
residents and visitors. This connectivity will ultimately provide
pedestrian and bicycle access to the Town Center area from many areas
around the City.
The improvements were originally identified in a study performed in
2007 by the City and the Houston-Galveston Area Council to improve
pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility in the City’s center.
Construction could begin as early as late 2011.
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