ALL LANES OF FM 2234 BETWEEN SH 288 AND FM 521/ ALMEDA RD. ARE OPEN TODAY
HOUSTON - Texas Department of Transportation crews opened all lanes of FM 2234 between SH 288 and FM 521/ Almeda Road effective 2 p.m. today. For more than a year, traffic has been traveling on the newly reconstructed westbound lanes as crews finished construction of the eastbound lanes and medians along the roadway.
The $13 million project was awarded to J.D. Abrams Construction. Crews widened FM 2234 from a two-lane asphalt open-ditch facility to a four-lane divided concrete facility with two lanes in each direction separated by a raised median. Construction, which began in August 2010, also included culverts, striping, signing and traffic signals.
The project includes 2.4 miles of FM 2234 from SH 288 to FM 521. The expansion will relieve congestion in the area and make the roadway safer for the motorists traveling along the northern boundaries of Brazoria and Ft. Bend Counties.
“The completion of this project will greatly enhance mobility and safety for the growing Pearland area,” said Jim Hunt, P.E., Fort Bend County Area Engineer. “I greatly appreciate the City of Pearland and the public’s patience and cooperation during the past year’s construction.”
Funding for the project came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
For more information regarding this release contact Danny Perez at (713) 802-5077. Also, for more information on projects in the Houston District, visit the official TxDOT website at www.txdot.gov or call the Houston District Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076.
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