League City City Council approves land swap for Landing Boulevard extension

After League City City Council’s unanimous vote June 8, League City will swap some land with Webster to make way for an extension to Landing Boulevard. (Courtesy city of League City)
After League City City Council’s unanimous vote June 8, League City will swap some land with Webster to make way for an extension to Landing Boulevard. (Courtesy city of League City)

After League City City Council’s unanimous vote June 8, League City will swap some land with Webster to make way for an extension to Landing Boulevard. (Courtesy city of League City)

After League City City Council’s unanimous vote June 8, League City will swap some land with Webster to make way for an extension to Landing Boulevard.

League City has had plans to extend Landing where it intersects with FM 518 west of I-45 for years. When constructed, North Landing will go north from the intersection, over Clear Creek and then turn east at a roundabout—yet to be constructed—to intersect with I-45 in Webster.

League City will pay about $28.1 million of the approximately $65 million project. The Texas Department of Transportation is paying about $31.3 million of the project, and Webster is paying $5.6 million.

Agreeing to pay for a portion of the road, Webster officials asked League City if the two cities could alter their boundaries a bit. Webster leaders want the entirety of the east-west road within its city limits, City Manager John Baumgartner has said.

There is an Exxon gas station within League City that will end up in Webster’s city limits now that the land swap has been approved.


The item went before City Council in April, but city staff asked council to table the item while waiting for confirmation on the item from Webster.

The Landing extension project will alleviate congestion in League City by giving motorists another north-south road to reach I-45. FM 518 between Landing and I-45 is regularly congested, but if North Landing can alleviate even 25% of the tens of thousands of vehicles that travel FM 518 daily, it will make a significant impact, Baumgartner said.

Construction could begin as early as the second half of 2022, Baumgartner said.
By Jake Magee
Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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