Uninterrupted Four-Lane Roadway Greatly Improves Traffic Flow along the Corridor
On December 19, Fort Bend County Commissioners Court held an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Bellaire Mobility Project –designed and planned by R. G. Miller Engineers.
Begun in the fall of 2014, the project involved completing a section of Bellaire Boulevard to provide a continuous four-lane concrete roadway from FM 723 west of the Grand Parkway to Harlem Road east of Grand Mission Boulevard. The section extended from Parkway Lakes Lane to Lakehead Lane, a distance of approximately 10,400 feet, crossing three different MUD districts. It is bounded on both sides by a mix of undeveloped commercial property and some existing residential subdivisions.
Amber Forrest, P.E., Project Manager for R. G. Miller Engineers, designed and produced all of the plans for the project, including a 32-foot wide median, a curb and gutter storm sewer system, and a detention pond.
“Of course, one of the most significant considerations of this project was the safe, uninterrupted traffic flow, especially during peak traffic hours,” she said, but there were no major problems, and all went smoothly.
The $3.1 million roadway extension is expected to greatly improve traffic flow along the corridor.