Fort Bend County, the City of Stafford, Fort Bend County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2, and BAPS Temple celebrated the Brand Lane opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 14. The 1.25-mile project, constructed by Allgood Construction, includes the area from U.S. 90A to Avenue E. Brand Lane was converted into a two-lane concrete road with a center turn lane, underground storm sewer system, and five-foot sidewalks on both sides; for a total project cost of $7.78 million. The project was included in the 2007 mobility bond. “We are excited to finally get this last piece of the puzzle completed. The new road will offer a much safer situation for the residents, businesses, and churches in the Brand Lane area,” Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 2, James Prestage said. Pictured from the left are Babu Patel, BAPS; Pinakin Jaradi, BAPS; Ashwin Dave, BAPS; Wesley Crawford, FBC Engineering; Haresh Patel, BAPS; Kyle Kaspar, Jones and Carter; Jack Belt, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council; Cecil Willis, Stafford City Council; James Patterson, Commissioner Precinct 4; Grady Prestage, Commissioner Precinct 2; Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert; Hector Acevedo, Quail Valley Municipal Utility District; Leonard Scarcella, Mayor of Stafford; John Ferro, President Ferro Land Investments, Virginia Rosas, Stafford City Council; Michael Boenig Allgood Construction; Ken Matthews, Stafford City Council; Sydney Austin, Austin-Reed Engineers, Felecia Evans-Smith; Epi Salazar, SES Horizon; Michael Salazar, SES Horizon; Sam Moore, Contractor, Allgood Construction; and a local resident.