Farm to Market Road 518

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Farm to Market Road 518 marker

Farm to Market Road 518
Route information
Length: 25.568 mi[1] (41.148 km)
Existed: 1945 – present
Major junctions
West end: SH 288 in Pearland
  SH 35 in Pearland
I-45 in League City
East end: SH 146 in Kemah
Highway system
FM 517 FM 519

Farm to Market Road 518 (FM 518) is a farm to market road located in Texas. It traverses the Greater Houston area, primarily running from Pearland in Brazoria County to Kemah in Galveston County.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

FM 518 was originally designated in 1945 on a route from U.S. Route 59 (US 59) (now US 90 Alt.) south of Houston to the Brazoria County line. It was extended to Kemah later that year, but a section from US 75 (now Interstate 45) to the Brazoria County line was cancelled in 1946. A 9.5-mile-long (15.3 km) section from the Brazoria County line to US&nsbp;75 was added in 1949. In 1968, the eastern terminus was relocated to SH 146 and a 1.3-mile-long (2.1 km) section of FM 1266 was added to FM 518. The old route was renumbered as FM 2094. An 8.3-mile-long (13.4 km) section from US 90 Alt. to FM 518 junction was transferred to FM 865 in 1984 which brought FM 518 to its current configuration. It was rerouted over FM 3344.[2] In 1995, the entire route of FM 518 was transferred to Urban Road 518 (but is still signed as FM 518).

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Brazoria Pearland 0.0 0.0 SH 288 Western terminus
2.3 3.7 FM 865 (Cullen Blvd)
2.8 4.5 FM 1128 (Manvel Rd)
6.2 10.0 SH 35 (Main Street)
9.7 15.6 FM 126 (Dixie Farm Road)
Galveston Friendswood 11.6 18.7 FM 2351 (Edgewood Drive)
13.7 22.0 FM 528 (Parkwood Ave)
League City 18.9 30.4 I-45 – Galveston, Houston I-45, exit 23
20.1 32.3 SH 3 (Old Galveston Road)
21.6 34.8 FM 270 (Egret Bay Boulevard)
21.7 34.9 FM 2094 (East Main Street/Marina Bay Drive)
23.9 38.5 FM 1266
Kemah 25.6 41.2 SH 146 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 518". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 
  2. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Farm to Market Road No. 3344". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. 

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