City of Sugar Land University Blvd Phase 2 Railing
Sugar Land, Texas
Located southwest of Houston, Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. University Boulevard is a major corridor that originally opened in 2003 and has expanded in phases, connecting the city’s residents, spurring development of planned communities, and attracting new businesses. The $21 million Phase 2 included two railroad crossings and a bridge, requiring coordination with the city, county, Texas Department of Transportation (TDOT), the developer, and Union Pacific Railroad. Shawnee Steel & Welding fabricated 5,3000 square feet of crash-rated and pedestrian railing for the bridge, using a combined steel mesh rail with a structural component. The railings were made to the architect’s specifications, designed to match the aesthetic of other City of Sugar Land projects.
Designer and Engineer
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.
“Sugar Land planning final University Blvd. segment,” Imperial Sugar Land
“University Boulevard extension to improve mobility nears completion,” Chron.com
“Sugar Land’s Mega Road-Rail-Bridge Project Bolsters Economic Opportunities,” Texas Contractor