The City of Pearland's Dixie Farm Road Widening is an off-system, 80 percent TxDOT-funded project. Freese and Nichols worked closely with the TxDOT–Houston District and the City preparing a preliminary engineering report and environmental assessment for the 5.2-mile roadway from SH 35 to Beamer Road.
The design included widening the roadway from a two-lane asphalt to a four-lane, divided concrete pavement roadway with curbs and storm sewers. The project also included widening three existing bridges and reconstructing a new bridge as well as coordination with franchise utilities and pipeline companies. Right-of-Way maps and parcels were prepared for more than 60 acquisitions.