The Texas Department of Transportation and Fort Bend County, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), propose to widen existing two-lane Trammel Fresno Road from Fort Bend Parkway to FM 521 in Fort Bend County.
The proposed widening would create 3.021 miles of a four-lane roadway within the existing right of way, which varies between 90 and 160 feet.
Improvements include a 12-foot continuous left turn lane, continuous 14-foot outside and 11-foot inside lane. The project would also include sidewalks along both sides of the roadway from Hurricane Lane to the South Post Oak Road intersection. Where sidewalks are not proposed, pedestrian accommodations would be possible on the proposed 7.5-foot roadway shoulders.
To enhance the pedestrian safety along Trammel Fresno, the proposed project includes crosswalk stripes and signage at all signalized intersections. A new signal with countdown timer would be installed at S. Post Oak Boulevard and join existing signals on the corridor.
Cyclist accommodations would be addressed with the addition of a 14-foot outside travel lane in each direction through the limits of the proposed project.
Two detention ponds would be constructed in areas outside of the right of way to accommodate associated drainage needs of the project. Right of way for these ponds (approximately 3.6 acres) has been identified adjacent to the roadway corridor and would not require the displacement of any individual structures.
Construction is expected to begin in May 2015 and continue until June 2017.
This study is a partnership between TxDOT, Fort Bend County and the Federal Highway Administration.