By Elsa Maxey
With the contribution of 847 equipment hours at $35 per hour and up to 1,311 man hours of labor at $15 per hour, Fort Bend County will be assisting the city of Stafford repair 20 streets. A project agreement between the county and the city for providing the assistance that also includes road surface improvements will be done at an amount not to exceed $49,310. The action was taken during the first commissioners court meeting this month detailing the county’s road and bridge department and the city’s responsibilities in the effort.
The streets to be repaired include AKJ Street, Sixth Street, Folkcrest Way, Cymbal Drive, Flaxseed Way, Folknoll Drive, Mackworth Drive, Oldcrest Drive, Youngcrest Drive, Lyrical Drive, Folklore Way, Brighton Lane, Randall Street, Esther Street, Avenue A., Avenue B, Avenue D, Avenue F, and Maintenance Facility. Also reconstruction and overlaying will take place at Katy Street and Avenue C.
The street improvements are expected to be finished by the Fall with the city having also furnished labor, equipment and materials for the project.
Another main artery in the city that remains under construction and may be nearing completion soon is Dulles Avenue from U.S. 90A to Avenue E. The road portion in Stafford represents 900 feet which that makes its way through Sugar Land, most notably at Lexington, and Missouri City towards SH 6. A joint city project led by Sugar Land, Stafford’s cost for its reconstruction portion is $750,000.
Stafford operates a Street Department that maintains street and sidewalk repairs. The city advises residents to report pavement potholes, broken curbs and sidewalks by calling 281-261-1693 or they may complete a request for service form.