As part of H-GAC’s Regional Transportation Plan, Pearland Parkway is being extended. The route serves residents from Houston, Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, League City and beyond. It connects to Monroe Road north of Beltway 8, which provides a connection to the City of Houston, Hobby Airport, and IH-45. To the south, an extension between Oiler Drive and Dixie Farm Road is currently under construction.
The construction project will extend of approximately 4,500 feet from 500 feet east of Oiler Drive to Dixie Farm Road, constructing four-lanes of concrete curb and gutter roadway with underground storm sewer, landscaped medians, street lighting, 10 ft. shared use trail on the north side, bridges over Cowart’s Creek, and traffic signals at Oiler Drive and Dixie Farm Road. A barrier fence is planned to be built along the Shadycrest Subdivision as the roadway construction nears completion. The extension is scheduled to be complete in April 2015.
A future extension within the City of Pearland’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction will connect FM 2351. Another extension through Friendswood will eventually connect to League City Parkway which intersects IH-45 and SH146.
Previous Phases within Pearland
Pearland Parkway was built in a sequence of phases beginning with the first segment from FM 518 to John Lizer Rd in the late 1990’s. The next phases in the late 1990’s extended the Parkway south to Pearland High school at Oiler Drive and north of FM 518 to provide access for commercial developments (Lowes and International House of Pancakes) and residential developments (Clear Creek Park). In the early 2000’s, the lanes were then extended to Barry Rose, continued further to the McHard/Pearland Parkway roundabout, and then to BWB through partnership with residential developers and City funding.
Click here to view a map detailing the extension plan.
Source: City of Pearland