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TXDOT is making Murphy Road in Fort Bend County safer

MISSOURI CITY – The Texas Department of Transportation is looking to make changes to improve the number of collisions on Murphy Road in Fort Bend County.

According to TXDOT, they plan to install a raised median that’ll extend from the Southwest Freeway all the way down to Highway 6.

TXDOT also noted that the crash rate between Fountain Gate and Stafford Centre Drive is 98% higher than the statewide crash rate for farm-to-market roads for the years 2015 to 2019.

Currently, the corridor is a six-lane– three in each direction– undivided roadway with a continuous center turn lane. There are some sections that have four lanes and a center median. The project will place a continuously raised median along the entire stretch of roadway with designated left-turn lanes at certain intersections.

TXDOT says this work should cost about $4 million, using both federal and state funding. Right now, the project is still in the preliminary stages, but should go out for bid in April and construction should kick off anywhere between 30 to 90 days after that.

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