Pearland Parkway Corridor Study
CobbFendley performed the Pearland Parkway Corridor Study which received the 2015 WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award. During this study, CobbFendley performed a corridor study for Pearland Parkway from Farm‐to‐Market Road 518 to the Sam Houston Tollway. VISSIM was used in order to choose one of four different alternatives evaluated along the Pearland Parkway corridor. The purpose of the study was to develop a short, mid and long term corridor plan as well as to evaluate the pros and cons of implementing innovative geometric designs along Pearland Parkway and the impacts that these designs have on operational speeds, travel times, delay and corridor safety. Alternatives for improvements included roundabouts, superstreets, median closures (access management) and upgrades to traditional signals.
The City needed a short and long term corridor plan with minimal flow disruption to provide a quick safe connection to the Sam Houston Tollway for the City’s road users. Elected officials needed a corridor that provided mobility and safety but also did not discourage economic development. CobbFendley presented a preferred alternative which showcased a combination of these two needs along the corridor.