City of Meadows Place efforts save residents money
By Karen Daniels
After years of hard work, commitment, and a coordinated effort between Meadows Place, Fort Bend County, Houston-Galveston Council and TxDOT, the City of Meadows Place proudly announced that they will be receiving federal funds to help reconstruct the portion of West Airport that extends from Highway 59 through the intersection of South Kirkwood that is part of the Fort Bend Mobility Bond Program.
“I am thrilled…These funds will save the tax payers of Meadows Place somewhere between $600,000 and $800,000,” said Mayor Charles Jessup. He also pointed out that “there will be a significant benefit to all the citizens of Fort Bend County because they will not have to use mobility bond funds for the county’s portion of this project.
We owe former councilman Rick Staigle a debt of gratitude because these funds were secured largely due to his tireless efforts on our behalf,” he added.
Former councilman Rick Staigle was on the City of Meadows Place board from 2005 thru 2011 and although his time on the board came to an end, his dedication to this project continued on. Mr. Staigle explained, “Securing these funds had a lot to do with timing, having the project prepared to move forward and submitting all the data needed for TxDOT to properly evaluate the project.”
The reason for the reconstruction on the road is due to increased traffic (39,000 vehicles per day) on West Airport and changes in traffic throughput requirements. The start date of the project will begin sometime in 2014.
New features to enhance traffic flow will include the elimination of the traffic calming devices (bumps) and esthetics to the area will help Meadows Place rejuvenate the city and make it even more appealing to the many people and families moving to Fort Bend County.
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