Friendswood City Council agenda resolution supports Grand Parkway Segment B


The city of Friendswood has added a resolution supporting Segment B staying on the Grand Parkway plan to its agenda for the Aug. 5 meeting.

“Though not in Friendswood’s city limits, Segment B proposed in northern Galveston County is vital to mobility in our region,” Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman said in a press release.

Segment B would run from I-45 to Hwy. 288; Segment C would run from Hwy. 288 to Hwy. 59.

Both Galveston County and Friendswood officials, as well as the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce, are urging residents to protest the removal of segments B and C from the Grand Parkway plan, according to a draft of the 2020 Unified Transportation Program, Community Impact Newspaper reported.

“It’s important we make our voices heard in the process,” Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said in a letter.

Citizens can attend the public hearing in Austin on Aug. 6, or submit comments to the Texas Department of Transportation online, in person, over email or over the phone.

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  1. And after examining the map, I think it makes much more sense for that segment to be re-aligned to the north. Upon leaving Alvin, it could swing up the existing 35, then head eastward where 129/Donaldson merges, then replace Edgewood and Clear Lake City Blvd. to where it ends. Then a short extension through undeveloped land would make it meet up with the 146 north of Seabrook. A far more efficient path of evacuation in the event of a hurricane, entirely bypassing the legendary bottleneck in Kemah. TXDOT would save billions, and Friendswood would get what they want. Everybody wins!

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Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. In her tenure as a reporter, she has primarily written about education, health care and transportation.
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