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Westpark Tollway

Perspective from Westpark Tollway Westbound
Just east of US 59, the first exit is Gessner Road. Photo taken 11/2/05.
After Gessner Road, the next exit serves the Sam Houston Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This view of the Tollway shows the narrow right of way. Portions are elevated to fit within the available right of way. Photo taken 11/2/05.
The tollway fits in a former railroad right of way, paralelling powerlines and Westpark Road (FM 1093). Photo taken 11/2/05.

The signs for Sam Houston Tollway are placed on the side of the road, interestingly enough. In the background is a HCTRA route marker shield. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Sam Houston Tollway is accessed here. The Westpark Tollway goes over the Sam Houston Tollway, with the ramps depressed between the Westpark and Sam Houston tollways or beneath the Sam Houston Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Just after the Sam Houston Tollway is the second toll plaza in Harris county. The Westpark Tollway has no staffed tollboths - the electronic EZTag is required. Photo taken 11/2/05.
The next exit serves Old Westheimer Road and Dairy Ashford Road. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Old Westheimer Road and Dairy Ashford Road exit here. The next exits serve SH 6. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Advance signage for Eldridge Parkway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Use Eldridge Parkway to reach SH 6 south. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Eldridge Parkway (serving SH 6 south) exits here. Advance signage for SH 6 north can be seen here as well. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This shot of a SH 6 advance overhead sign shows the continuing narrow right of way on the Westpark Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
SH 6 North exits here. Notice the speed limit for the exit on the overhead sign. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Looking at the SH 6 interchange. The Westpark Tollway is the lowest level, with the frontage roads in the middle and SH 6 atop the interchange. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Advance signage for Westpark Drive. Photo taken 11/2/05.
The next exit is Westpark Drive. Notice the sign mounted in the center of the road and sound walls. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Advance signage for FM 1488 and FM 1093. FM 1093 is Westpark Road. Photo taken 11/2/05.
FM 1488 and FM 1093 exit here. For the remainder of its length, the Westpark Tollway will run between both sides of FM 1093 (Westpark Road). Photo taken 11/2/05.
Looking east along the tollway near the Harris - Fort Bend County line. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This is the first toll plaza in Fort Bend County, charging 50 cents. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Grand Mission Blvd exits here. Now in Fort Bend County, the signage returns to TXDot standard (no purple backgrounds) and features Clearview text. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Advance signage for Mason Road. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Mason Road exits here. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Approaching the end of the tollway, we find advance signage for SH 99 and Peek Road. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Peek Road exits here. The next exit is SH 99. Photo taken 11/2/05.
SH 99 exits here, and the Westpark Tollway ends. Future construction will extend the limited access lanes across SH 99 to merge into FM 1093. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Perspective from Westpark Tollway Eastbound
At the beginning of the tollway, the first toll plaza charges 50 cents (just after entering at Peek Road). Photo taken 11/2/05.
Fort Bend County has a unique shield for the Westpark Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Mason Road and Grand Mission Blvd exit here. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This view shows another reassurance marker along the tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This sign is unique in that three state routes (SH 6, FM 1488 and FM 1093) are all listed on this advance sign. Photo taken 11/2/05.
SH 6, FM 1488 and FM 1093 all exit here. This is the last exit in Fort Bend County and the last exit for 8 miles, reflecting the design of the road to feed traffic from suburban Fort Bend County to Uptown (and Downtown) Houston. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Looking east at the three level SH 6 interchange, with SH 6 on the top and frontage roads in the middle. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This is a typical view of the Westpark Tollway between SH 6 and the Sam Houston Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Advance signage for the Sam Houston Tollway. Notice the purple signs for the Harris County section of the Westpark Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Use this exit for the Sam Houston Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
The next exit serves Gessner Road. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This assembly has one of the few overhead signs for the Westpark Tollway. Gessner Road is the next exit. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Gessner Road exits here. The next exit is Fondren Drive. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This assembly shows advance signage for US 59 and Fondren Drive. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Fondren Drive exits here. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This is the second toll plaza along the Westpark Tollway eastbound in Harris County. Minimum toll is $1.00. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This view shows the Harris County shield for the Westpark Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
The left lane continues as the tollway, while the right lane exits to US 59 North into downtown. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Looking east at the Westpark Tollway/US 59 interchange. Photo taken 11/2/05.
The Westpark Tollway plunges beneath US 59 and climbs back out, gaining back the second lane upon returning to grade. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Advance signage for Westpark Drive. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Westpark Drive exits from the Tollway here, while the left two lanes become Post Oak Road. This marks the end of the Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.
Before leaving the tollway, a final toll plaza (for 25 cents) is encountered. Photo taken 11/2/05.
This is the drivers view of the final US 59 underpass and the end of the Westpark Tollway. Photo taken 11/2/05.

Page Updated November 11, 2005.