Fort Bend

Officials celebrate Fort Bend Parkway extension at Sienna Ranch Road

The extension will make it easier for residents in Sienna – one of Fort Bend’s largest master-planned communities – to access the Sam Houston Tollway, which intersects with the parkway at the eastern edge of Fort Bend.

Fort Bend officials cut a ribbon at the dedication ceremony for the Fort Bend Parkway extension to Sienna Ranch Road.
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Fort Bend officials cut a ribbon at a dedication ceremony for the Fort Bend Parkway extension to Sienna Ranch Road.

Fort Bend County officials gathered Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the Fort Bend Parkway extension to Sienna Ranch Road.

The extension will make it easier for residents in Sienna – one of Fort Bend's largest master-planned communities – to access the Sam Houston Tollway, which intersects with the parkway at the eastern edge of Fort Bend.

Fort Bend County Judge KP George said the vision for the tollway goes all the way back to the founding of the Fort Bend Toll Road Authority in 1996.

"This is not just a road alone," he said. "It is a road, but it is a realization of a vision."

Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage said the toll road has played a major role in the development of east Fort Bend County.

"Every section that we add makes for better mobility and better access and egress from the area," he said.

The nearly $45 million extension officially opened in November. The extension includes 1.5 miles of toll road over Sienna Parkway. The toll rate for two-axle vehicles with a toll tag is 49 cents.

The toll road authority plans to continue to expand the toll road with a bridge over the Brazos River in the Sienna neighborhood.