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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Changes around the corner for Five Corners

LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS – It’s five o’clock somewhere … is probably what many people say after a long day that includes sitting in traffic at the area known as Five Corners.  

Combine FM 270, FM 2094 and FM 518 and you have Five Corners – an area nicknamed by many League City residents because of its design and how the streets intersect.

And, as with many city’s whose population has seen significant growth, traffic congestion has also grown. 

“One of our priorities is to address the mobility issues our community faces now and to look towards the future,” said Gabriel Menendez, Director of Public Works.  “The Five Corners project – which is designed to help with traffic at the intersection of FM 270, FM 2094 and FM 518 – is moving forward and we anticipate completion late this year contingent upon weather.”

The project was awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation to Main Lane Industries in January 2017.  City officials anticipate TxDOT to issue a Notice to Proceed by late Spring 2017 and the contractor has up to 90 days from then to have construction underway which allows time for the ordering and delivering of materials such as signal equipment, poles and mast arms.  

“The State takes a measured approach towards awarding projects,” said John Lothrop, Assistant Director of Engineering for the city.  “We’ve been working to move the project along since receiving the environmental clearance from TxDOT in October 2015.  It was our responsibility to design the project, acquire rights-of-way and relocate utilities so the State could move forward on construction.”

TxDOT requires all rights-of-way acquisition to be complete prior to projects being bid.  City officials were able to acquire all rights-of-way needed to move the project forward towards the end of last year.  From there, city staff notified the State and began working with utility companies to relocate cable, fiber, electricity, sewer, gas, and water lines in the area.  Buildings and signs within the construction limits were then demolished and removed.

“The most notable sign of progress thus far was when we demolished Mattress Firm late last year,” said Lothrop.  “It may have seemed insignificant to anyone passing by, but for us, the demolishment of the building helped move the project along one additional step in preparation for actual construction.”

As city officials make final preparations to turn the construction site over to Main Lane Industries, staff commissioned one final study to re-analyze traffic models for efficiencies 

“No one likes being stuck in traffic at 5 p.m., particularly at Five Corners,” said Menendez.  “We recently hired Kimley-Horn and Associates to run an operational traffic model of the approved design to ensure we construct the most efficient traffic flow for our growing community.”

The changes identified from this study were presented to and approved by City Council in February 2017.  Officials expect the changes to increase traffic flow efficiency and help minimize delays once Five Corners has been realigned.  The project’s schedule will not be impacted due to these changes. (NOTE:  The models presented to City Council are available on the city’s website at www.leaguecity.com/fivecorners.) 

Once the project starts, residents should anticipate traffic delays and detours.  The city will work closely with TxDOT to provide up-to-date information to the community through all communication tools.  

“This project that has been years in the making, is finally coming to fruition,” said Menendez.  “And, while I anticipate everything to go smoothly, we ask for patience and understanding throughout the entire construction phase.

“It’s also important to stress that this will not solve all of our traffic congestion issues in the area.  Our city is growing and as we continue to grow we will experience more traffic and growing pains and we will continuously assess traffic patterns around Five Corners and throughout the entire city.”

The latest updates to the project are available at www.leaguecity.com/fivecorners.  Updates on the project are also available through TxDOT’s Project Tracker at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/project-tracker.html by enter project ID 331202014.

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