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City of Pasadena
News Release
Saturday, January 28, 2012

Work begins on Pasadena’s busiest road

The first phase of an expansion and improvement project for Fairmont Parkway has started. The project is a joint venture between the City of Pasadena and Harris County, Pct. 2 and in Phase I, the section of Fairmont that runs between the Beltway and Space Center Blvd. will be under construction.

At times, there may be slight delays for drivers along that route, but the City and County are working hard to minimize the impact on commuters’ and residents’ day-to-day life. For instance, there will only be one lane closure in each direction as the new lane is constructed. In addition, crews will be doing some of the work overnight.

This phase of the project is scheduled to be completed in October and, when finished, should help improve traffic flow and ease congestion along Fairmont, particularly at the intersection at Space Center Blvd. Phase I of the project will add an additional lane of traffic in each direction, as well as turn arounds at Fairway Plaza, Country Road, Space Center Blvd, Rhodes Street and Manordale Drive.

The project will also improve drainage in the area and will take pressure off of the intersection traffic so that drivers will not have to go through the signal light if they want to change their direction of travel on Fairmont Parkway.

The work currently being done is Phase I of the project; in total, there will be four phases:

Phase 1: Beltway 8 east to Space Center Blvd.
Begin construction January 23, 2012
Complete construction October 2012

Phase 2: Space Center Blvd. to Manordale

Phase 3: Bridge expansion over Armand Bayou

Begin construction October/November 2012
Complete construction August 2013

Phase 4: Manordale to Red Bluff
Begin construction October/November 2012
Complete construction August 2013

Dannenbaum Engineering BayTran
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