Dedication of Expansion of the Southwest Freeway (US 59) in Sugar Land, 28 May 2003
Created and last updated 1-June-2003
The severe traffic bottleneck in Sugar Land has been eliminated (for the time being) with the opening of the new lanes from Kirkwood to SH 6.
The lanes actually opened in the second half of May 2003 in sections, and the official dedication ceremony was held on May 28.
The ceremony featured U.S. Congressman Tom Delay (R, Sugar Land), House majority leader and one of the most powerful men in America.
The ribbon cutting with Congressman Delay and TxDOT transporation commissioner John Johnson performing the cutting.
A view of the display.
A closer view of the display.
Congressman Delay addresses the crowd.
Congressman Delay receives a wall hanging with photographs commemmorating the project.
Congressman Delay at the podium.
Commissioner Johnson addresses the crowd.
A view of the overall scene.