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City of Sugar Land
2700 Town Center Blvd North
Sweetwater Blvd Reconstruction
Fort Bend County
From South Town Center Blvd to Colony Park Dr (up to the bridge)
Deteriorating roadway pavement, water main upgrade, and limited pedestrian and bicycle access.
Replacement of approximately 2 miles of existing boulevard sectioned roadway, water main replacement, traffic signal upgrades, and added pedestrian/bicyclist capacity and enhanced access.
Improve roadway safety and roadability, water service reliability and quality, as well as ped/bike capacity and access.
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Less than $100 million
(Maintain) Roadway/Freight Rehabilitation/Reconstruction
View Uploaded File: Letter of Funding Commitment - P10 - Sweetwater Blvd Reconstruction.pdf
None of the Above
To be determined.
View Uploaded File: Location - P10 - Sweetwater Blvd Reconstruction.PNG
View Uploaded File: P10 - Sweetwater Blvd Reconstruction - Project Budget.xlsx
View Uploaded File: P10 - BCA_Safety Benefits - Roadway.xlsx
View Uploaded File: P10 - BCA_Delay Benefits.xlsx
View Uploaded File: P10 - BCA_Emissions Benefits - Roadway.xlsx
View Uploaded File: Supporting Documents - Volume Report and Growth Rate - Sweetwater.zip
View Uploaded File: BCA Methodology Justification - Sweetwater.docx
The methodology to calculate the BCA for Safety, Emissions and Delay was based on the Templates provided by H-GAC.
The input data was obtained by the H-GAC travel demand model - using yearly growth rate correction when necessary (the detailed explanation can be found in the Word file, named "BCA Methodology Justification").
Based on the performance improvement resulted from similar projects (upgrading traffic signals and repairing approximately 2 miles of deteriorated pavement which improves roadability, resulting in a more efficient and continuous flow of vehicles), we considered a 5 mph improvement as the expected "average speed after improvement".
In addition, the information related to 2018 traffic volume was obtained using the data collected by magnetometers installed in some signalized intersections along the roadway of interest. In order to obtain the typical weekday ADT we averaged the 24h volume reports from Oct 22-26 (Monday through Friday) for each location. We then chose to use the highest Weekday Average ADT since this location would represent the heaviest segment within the roadway.
The results show Benefits of $4,443,000 (Delay); $4,569 (Emissions); and $8,713,000 (Safety), in 2018 dollars; totalling $13,1602,569.
The Cost is represented by the amount of federal funds requested; $9,000,000.
Which results in a Benefit/Cost ratio of 1.46 - meeting the requirement for BCA > 1.0
901 - 1000
The project also includes flood mitigation strategy since it will improve the drainage system capacity (added capacity).
This project will provide added capacity to ped/bike, replacing the existing 4 ft sidewalk with a 10ft sidepath. This enhancement also improves the connectivity of the ped/bike network.
Major Thoroughfare Master Plan
Houston-Galveston Area Council