STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS GATHERED FOR Staffordshire/Stafford Rd.
HOUSTON - State and local officials joined the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to celebrate the opening of the newly expanded section of Staffordshire/ Stafford Road in Stafford, Texas Thursday, January 19. The project was a joint collaboration between TxDOT, the City of Stafford, Harris and FortBendCounties, and the Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District #2.
Mike Alford, TxDOT Houston District Engineer, served as Master of Ceremonies joined by 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 local officials and members of the business community to cut the ribbon marking the completion of the project.
“This project is a great project because it represents the collaboration between several agencies represented here today,” Alford said. “This expansion will not only provide needed increased mobility in the area but the raised esplanades will also offer motorists increased safety.”
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
“This is truly a collaborative effort. It took a lot of people working together for a long time,” said City of
Stafford Mayor Scarcella. “Those of you standing here today recognize just how important this is, not only to the mobility of Stafford but, the mobility of FortBendCounty as well as HarrisCounty.”
US 90A project including the 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.
Photos from the event are included with this press release. For more information please contact Deidrea Samuels, TxDOT Public Information Houston District, (713) 802-5072.