Missouri City celebrates completed median enhancements on Texas Parkway, Cartwright Road

City Council members and city staff participated in a ribbon-cutting to usher the city from Phase One to Phase Two of the citywide beautification project. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
City Council members and city staff participated in a ribbon-cutting to usher the city from Phase One to Phase Two of the citywide beautification project. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

City Council members and city staff participated in a ribbon-cutting to usher the city from Phase One to Phase Two of the citywide beautification project. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several Missouri City City Council members and city staffers gathered Sept. 17 for a ceremony to celebrate the completion of median enhancements along segments of Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road.

“Today’s event represents another Missouri City step toward ensuring the enhancement, redevelopment and growth of the Texas Parkway and Cartwright Road corridors,” Mayor Yolanda Ford said.

The median enhancements, which run southbound on Texas Parkway to Turtle Creek and from Murphy Road to Texas Parkway on Cartwright Road, cost $1 million and were funded through grants from the Texas Department of Transportation.

“It's important for residents to know the landscaping along both roadways is a win for the city and the Texas Department of Transportation as they connect thousands of people to their homes, businesses, schools, families and friends,” Ford said.

Missouri City funded the design of the beautification project, which cost the city $330,000 and was carried out by TBG Partners, who joined the city at the ceremony.


“One of the purposes of this from the very beginning was to make this corridor a premier corridor and enhance the beautification of the city,” said Meade Mitchell, a principal at TBG Partners. “We’d love to make this city a beautiful, walkable place.”

The corridor enhancements are phase one of a three-phase project that includes the installation of monument and reader signs at key entry and exit points of the city and a “red carpet” entrance to the Missouri City City Hall complex on Texas Parkway.

“This is the completion of one phase and a step forward to the next phase, and the next phase—all the way up to City Hall—will include additional beautification,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “I just want to thank the council and mayor for their vision. It was a great team effort to complete the first phase, and we look forward to having additional phases be completed.”

By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Northwest Austin

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition and in December 2021 moved to Austin to become the reporter for the Northwest Austin edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.