Commuter Highway and Roads
Upper Katy-Cinco Ranch area to Houston
I-10 the Katy Freeway to downtown Houston. This section was recently widened to as much as 26 lanes (12 main lanes, 4 lanes of access roads, and 4-6 mid-freeway HOT/HOV lanes, not counting access road turning lanes and is one of the widest freeways in the world. This highway goes past the Energy Corridor, past Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway which makes a loop around Houston), past Loop 610 the inner loop around Houston and to downtown. It is busy at 8am and 5pm.
The Grand Parkway 99 currently goes from I-10 to US 59 (Southwest or Victoria freeway). It goes by the Westpark Tollway. It goes by US 90A that goes to the Medical Center/Reliant Stadium area on the south side of downtown. To the north it goes to US 290 and then to I-45.
The Grand Parkway 99 divides the east and west Cinco Ranch area. The Westpark Tollway which was created to make an easier access to Houston from Fort Bend County and the south Katy-Fulshear-north Richmond area. In Houston when traveling west on Westheimer Road, the road becomes FM 1093 then the Westpark at FM 1464. FM 1093 parallels the Westpark. Click for rates.
The Westpark begins near the freeway 59 and Loop 610 in Houston and extends to the Grand Parkway 99 south of Katy and continues on to the west as FM 1093, an area about 30 miles from the center of Houston, Tx. Plans are underway to extend the Westpark along FM 1093 to Spring Green Road in the near future. It will eventually go to Fulshear as the area is outgrowing the current FM 1093..
Pecan Grove area
This "country area" has good access to Houston by several routes. Most of the Pecan Grove area is readily accessed by FM 359 which extends from US 90A on the south to FM 1093 and eventually I-10 west. The area has good access to US 90A from Harlem Road also. The area has access to the current middle of the Grand Parkway 99 by Farmer (Mason) road and Harlem Road to the Westpark Tollway, I-10 or US 59.
FM 1464 connects to the Wespark Tollway on the north with a short distance to State Highway 6. It meets the Grand Parkway 99 at the south end near US 90A to Houston.
Caution, all highways have become very crowded. If you must work 8 to 5, check out the traffic before you buy!
State Highway 6 comes from the greater Galveston area through the Sienna Planation area, Riverstone, First Colony and north through western Houston to US 290. Most places on Highway 6 are not desirable, especially during rush hours. A new tollway, the Fort Bend tollway, extends from Sienna past the Beltway 8 tollway to US 90. This is a very useful road for people living in this area.
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