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: Texas 288.svg SH 288 in Pearland
East end: Texas 146.svg SH 146 in Kemah
Highway system
FM 517 FM 519

Farm to Market Road 518, or simply 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.


FM 518 was originally designated in 1945 on a route from US 59 (now US 90A) south of Houston to the Brazoria County line. It was extended to Kemah later that year, but a section from US 75 (now IH-45) to the Brazoria County line was cancelled in 1946. A 9.5 mile section from the Brazoria County line to US 75 was added in 1949. In 1968, the eastern terminus was relocated to SH 146 and a 1.3 mile section of FM 1266 was added to FM 518. The old route was renumbered as FM 2094. An 8.3 mile section from US 90A 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[3] Destinations Notes
Brazoria Pearland West Broadway
0.0 SH 288
0.2 Smith Ranch Road/Silverlake Village Drive
0.6 County Road 94
0.9 County Road 93
2.3 FM 865 (Cullen Blvd)
5.4 Walnut Street
6.2 Mykawa Road
6.2 SH 35 (Main Street)
East Broadway
6.8 Old Alvin Road
7.7 Pearland Parkway
9.7 FM 1959 (Dixie Farm Road)
Galveston Friendswood North Friendswood Drive
10.6 Riverside Drive
11.6 FM 2351 (Edgewood Drive)
South Friendswood Drive
13.7 FM 528 (Parkwood Ave)
15.6 Windemere Road
West Main Street
16.4 Bay Area Boulevard
18.9 I‑45 – Houston, Galveston
League City 20.1 SH 3 (Old Galveston Road)
East Main Street
21.6 FM 270 (Egret Bay Boulevard)
21.7 FM 2094 (East Main Street)(Marina Bay Drive)
Deke Slayton Highway / Davis-Kemah Cutoff Road
23.9 FM 1266
25.6 SH 146


  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. 
  3. ^ Google Maps. Overview Map of Farm to Market Road 518 Distances Between Intersections (Map).