Transport of Large Crates

The City of Sugar Land was notified yesterday that the Texas Department of Transportation has approved the transport of large crates (carrying sections of a drilling ship) along a route that includes portions of Sugar Land. The load will be transported on a special heavy-duty, wide-load truck accompanied by 20-30 police officers on motorcycles. The transit operation will enter Sugar Land southbound on Highway 6 toward U.S. Highway 90A late tonight or early tomorrow morning and will require the contraflow of Highway 6 from Imperial Boulevard to U.S. 90A. The truck and vessel will park in the left turn lanes at U.S. 90A and University Boulevard on Saturday morning and remain there throughout the day before departing eastbound on U.S. 90A toward Stafford at 7 p.m. If all goes well, the operation should exit Sugar Land by 11 p.m. Due to the width and height of the load, the transport company has hired traffic professionals to adjust or remove and replace some of the intersection infrastructure along U.S. 90A. In addition, CenterPoint may need to temporarily remove and de-energize some their infrastructure along U.S. 90A which could result in power outages to nearby homes. CenterPoint informed the city that it plans to use its power outage reporting system to proactively inform its customers of possible outages. To ensure that the city continues to meet the mobility and public safety needs of residents, available police and public works resources will be deployed to assist with the operation through Sugar Land. Motorists should expect delays during this period and seek alternative routes. For real-time traffic updates, visit