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Houston: Fort Bend Parkway Extension imminent
« on: May 21, 2019, 03:35:11 PM »

http://www.fbctra.com/segment-b2/

The link above reports that preliminary work is set to begin this summer and completion is slated for late 2022. This is a short 1-mile extension. The next extension will take the tollway across the Brazos River, which of course will be expensive and the web page says "currently there is no specific timeline for the construction of Segment C-1, from Sienna Ranch Road across the Brazos River to FM 2759, or Segment C-2, from FM 2759 to the Grand Parkway."

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Re: Houston: Fort Bend Parkway Extension imminent
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 03:47:59 PM »

Wikipedia says that the FBP will ultimately connect the Grand Parkway with Interstate 610. Is that still the case?
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Re: Houston: Fort Bend Parkway Extension imminent
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 06:58:18 PM »

Wikipedia says that the FBP will ultimately connect the Grand Parkway with Interstate 610. Is that still the case?

I think they shelved that plan due to the amount of ROW needed in a pretty densely populated area. This was the last article I found on it:

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Fort-Bend-Parkway-connector-to-Loop-610-unlikely-2145310.php
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Re: Houston: Fort Bend Parkway Extension imminent
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 09:29:26 AM »

Wikipedia says that the FBP will ultimately connect the Grand Parkway with Interstate 610. Is that still the case?

As thisdj78 noted, the project has been on hold but not necessarily dead. Last year there was an item on the Harris County Commissioners Court agenda to hire a consultant to update the project schematic. If that contract was actually implemented, it would be the first step toward resurrecting the connector to Loop 610. Of course, the study could also conclude that the connector is infeasible.

https://agenda.harriscountytx.gov/2018/2018-02-27ag.pdf

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Brown  &  Gay  Engineers,  Inc.,  in  the  amount  of  $870,000  to  evaluate  and  prepare schematic plans for the alignment of the Fort Bend Parkway Extension, Phase II project from US-90A to IH-610 in Precinct 1.

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Re: Houston: Fort Bend Parkway Extension imminent
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2020, 04:53:56 PM »

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oLKz2ZMo3Z7MIrFCgTQTrs9H-0WQooGr/view

The March 2020 agenda of the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority lists the following
  • Approval to seek bids for main lane construction for section B-2
  • Approval to begin design work for the next section of the tollway, which will extend it over the Brazos River from Sienna Ranch Road to FM-2759.

The second items is somewhat of a surprise to me, since I thought the Brazos crossing was a long-term project. Of course, this is just design so construction is not imminent.

 


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