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ALERT - Traffic Update 10/10/19

Update - October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

From the City of Sugar Land – Timeline Update of the construction schedule for 7th Street:

Phase I – Drainage Improvements at the City-owned park and 7th Street reconstruction (from the Park to West Green Belt) – Completed

  • 7thStreet segment (in front of the Middle School)  - Completed on August 14, 2019
  • Park drainage, sidewalks and parking lot – Completed on October 2, 2019

Phase IIA – Drainage Improvements and  7th Street Reconstruction (West bound from West Green Belt to Woodlake Circle)  October 2019 to January 2020

Phase II B – 7th Street Reconstruction (East bund from Woodlake Circle to Wes Green Belt) January 2020 to May 2020

Phase III A – Drainage Improvements and Muirwood Lane Reconstruction (North bound from 7th Street to cul-de-sac) November 2019 to February 2020.

Phase III B – Muirwood Lane Reconstruction (South bound from 7th street to cul-de-sac) March 2020 – May 2020

One lane of 7th street will be always open to traffic during the duration of the project, but traffic will be only eastbound.

When working on the eastbound lane (adjacent to the home driveways), the contractor will install temporary access to driveways, and no more than 5 driveways will be restricted from access at the same time, not exceeding 1 week. The affected residents will be able to park their cars in the segment of the road closed to traffic not far from their homes.

Simultaneously with the work on 7th Street, the contractor will be completing the water line replacement from Wood St. to the Park and from West Green Circle to Eldridge Rd. (The segment in front of the Middle School was already replaced during Phase I of the project).


From the City of Sugar Land

Posted on: September 17, 2019

7th Street – Project Updates

Update: October 4, 2019
The current closure of the intersection of 7th Street and West Green Belt will continue through Monday, October 28, 2019. Westbound traffic on 7th St. will be detour north on Bournewood Dr. to Jess Pirtle Blvd.

Residents are asked to be mindful of work crews, expect traffic delays, and when possible, avoid the area to prevent traffic congestion. Visit for more information on Sugar Land travel time data.

Check out the CIP Story map for more information about this project.


The intersection at West Green Belt and 7th Street will be closed to traffic from September 19 to October 10, 2019. In addition, the westbound lane of 7th Street will be closed to traffic from West Green Belt to Bournewood Drive starting October 2019 through December 2019. Traffic will flow only in one direction (West to East).

Project: Covington Woods Drainage Improvements - Sugar Land MS/Sugar Mill Relief Line (DR1801)
Project Manager: Jorge Alba (281) 275-2275
Engineering Department: (281) 275-2780


September 27, 2019






I was notified by the City of Sugar Land that there will be some changes coming to the traffic pattern around our school starting Monday, September 30, 2019, and lasting through at least October 18. I have attached the letter that was sent to me, and also to residents in the Sugar Mill subdivision. The letter leaves out some important information, which I have included here:

  • You will not be able to approach SLMS from the east on Seventh Street due to traffic changing to one-way (eastbound only) starting at W Hilary Circle
  • If you have been using W Green Belt to drop your child off, you will not be able to access Seventh Street in either direction, as it will be completely closed off at Seventh Street
  • Seventh Street will continue be a two-way street from Burney/Main all the way to W Hilary Circle, and also between Bournewood and Eldridge, but not between W Hilary Circle and Bournewood


Please visit this City of Sugar Land website for their official communication regarding this project. I recommend that you subscribe to their construction alerts, which are available on this webpage.


Additionally, you will also want to note that Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the intersection of Eldridge Road and Highway 90 starting at 6:00 AM October 9 through 5:00 AM October 10.


Thank you for your understanding as we work with the city to navigate through these challenges. We will have Sugar Land Police assistance along Seventh Street during this time.




Keith Fickel

Resident_Notification_Letter_West_Green_Circle_and_7th_Street_Intersection_Closure.pdf (80.8 KB)



Traffic Pattern