By Elsa Maxey
Construction started this Monday on Golfview Drive between FM 762 and Williams Way Boulevard. If you’re headed that direction, the road will be closed for up to four weeks because storm drains are being installed at Rabbs Bayou, confirms Fort Bend County’s Project Engineer Steve Evans.
Evans told the “Star” that some four blocks are affected by the project work, which represents “half of the reconstruction from the bridge to the Ironwood subdivision up to Williams Way.” This effort is intended to get drainage into Williams Way and concrete boxes are being placed down by the bridge. The road will turn out to be one way only towards Williams Way, and not until the second phase is completed will it will become a two-way sometime next year estimated to be in February.
The areas impacted includes George Memorial Library, Ironwood Estates, Country Club Estates and the Belmont subdivisions. According to the county, residents and their visitors will be able to access properties from either Williams Way or from FM 762 depending on their location to Rabbs Bayou Bridge, which will be widened as part of the effort and be turned from two to three lanes. The center lane will be a turn lane.
Once completed, the concrete, curb and gutter roadway is expected to greatly improve traffic flow, reports the county, as well as drainage for the affected subdivisions and the Justice Center and jail complex.