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.
City of Sugar Land, Texas
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Designer and Engineer
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.
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“University Boulevard extension to improve mobility nears completion,” Chron.com
“Sugar Land’s Mega Road-Rail-Bridge Project Bolsters Economic Opportunities,” Texas Contractor