RIBBON CUTTING FOR Staffordshire/Stafford Rd.
The addition of a lane in each direction will significantly improve the mobility and flow of traffic traveling through the Stafford area
Who, What, When, Where: Invited guests include Texas Representatives Ron Reynolds and Charlie Howard, City of Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella, Fort Bend County Commissioners Grady Prestage and James Patterson, Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee and a host of other locally elected and agency officials and members of the business community.
· Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the expansion of Staffordshire/ Stafford Road
· 2:30 p.m, Thursday, January 19, 2012
· On the esplanade at the intersection of Staffordshire and First Street in Stafford
Federal, State and local officials will join the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to celebrate the opening of the newly expanded section of Staffordshire/ Stafford Road in Stafford, Texas. The project was a joint collaboration between TxDOT, the City of Stafford, Harris and Fort Bend Counties, and the Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District #2.
Crews expanded the two-lane asphalt open ditch roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with a raised median in the center. The addition of a lane in each direction will significantly improve the mobility of traffic traveling through the Stafford area. The US 90A project in the area was completed a few years ago and Staffordshire/ Stafford Road expansion will offer a smoother tie-in to US 90A. It took crews about 18 months to complete the project that stretches about three miles from Beltway 8 to Fifth Street.
The project was constructed by Durwood Green at a cost of $14.3 million with $4.5 million provided by TxDOT with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Economic Stimulus Bill) $4.5 million provided by Fort Bend County, $1.3 million provided by Harris County, and $1.9 million provided by the Fort Bend Water Control and Improvement District #2, with the remaining funded by the City of Stafford.
Media representatives interested in covering the ribbon cutting celebration are encouraged to contact the TxDOT Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076.