Hwy. 288 driving another wave of economic expansion

With substantial completion of the Hwy. 288 toll lanes project less than a year away, residents and business owners alike are eager to see fewer lane closures and construction cones. But in the wake of the project, even more development is expected to come to the already built-up corridor.

“It’s going to be a game-changer for Pearland and change the tapestry of the whole community,”  Pearland Chamber of Commerce President Carol Artz-Bucek said.

Once complete, the expressway project, which is adding four toll lanes down the median of Hwy. 288 from CR 60 to Hwy. 59 near downtown Houston, is expected to make commuting to and from Pearland and Brazoria County much more efficient, which will spur continued population and economic growth, local leaders say.

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