Galveston County officials are calling for the Texas Department of Transportation to look at the traffic and revenue study for Segment B of the Grand Parkway.
Segment B would run from Hwy. 288 to I-45 through Brazoria and Galveston counties and through League City.
“The better transportation access we have in Brazoria County will benefit Pearland and the whole county,” said Matt Buchanan, president of the Pearland Economic Development Corp.
The discussion over Grand Parkway Segment B is starting up again as the deadline for the county to decide who has primacy for the project passed in January, said Galveston County Commissioner Ken Clark, who requested the county’s resolution. The governing body with primacy over the project would design, construct and operate the toll road.
Clark said he does not believe the county will be held to the original deadline because TxDOT has not completed the traffic and revenue study.
“The county was waiting to see what the revenue study said before deciding if we wanted to move ahead with primacy or relinquish primacy,” Clark said. “Nobody builds a road without understanding the cost and revenue. I mean, that’s just basic business sense.”