Farm to Market Road 723
|Maintained by TxDOT|
|Length:||9.581 mi (15.419 km)|
|Existed:||August 1, 1947 – present|
Alt. US 90 / SH 36 in Rosenberg
|North end:||FM 1093 south of Katy|
Farm to Market Road 723 (FM 723) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Texas that stays within Fort Bend County. The highway begins at U.S. Route 90 Alternate (US 90A) and State Highway 36 (SH 36) in Rosenberg, goes directly north and ends at FM 1093 south of Katy.
FM 723 starts at the intersection of US 90A (Avenue H) and SH 36 (First Street) in Rosenberg and heads north on First Street. After one block, FM 723 crosses over multiple railroad tracks via the John H. Arredondo Bridge. On the north side of the bridge, there is a traffic signal at Avenue D. The highway, which is also called Houston Street, goes past Brazos Park and crosses the Brazos River by a bridge 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of its starting point. Leaving the river behind, FM 723 passes through a rural landscape with an occasional subdivision. At a distance 4.0 miles (6.4 km) from the start, there are three school buildings belonging to the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District on the east side of the highway. From south to north, these are Werthimer Middle School, Briscoe Junior High School and John and Randolph Foster High School. There is a state historical marker in front of the high school. After passing the schools, FM 723 intersects with FM 359 at a traffic light 4.9 miles (7.9 km) from its start. The highway crosses Jones Creek 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north of FM 359 and proceeds an additional 3.3 miles (5.3 km) to a traffic signal at Bellaire Boulevard and Fulshear-Gaston Road. After another 0.8 miles (1.3 km), FM 723 ends at a traffic light at FM 1093. The continuation of the road north into a suburban area is called Spring Green Boulevard.
FM 723 was originally designated on August 1, 1947, to start from Rosenberg and run about 5.2 miles (8.4 km) north to FM 359. On June 1, 1965, the highway was extended about 4.8 miles (7.7 km) from FM 359 to FM 1093. The intersection with FM 1093 was 2.0 miles (3.2 km) east of FM 1463.
The entire highway is in Fort Bend County.
Alt. US 90 / SH 36 – East Bernard, Wallis
|Southern terminus of FM 723|
|Foster||4.9||7.9||FM 359 – Richmond, Fulshear|
|Katy||9.5||15.3||FM 1093 – Fulshear, Houston||Northern terminus of FM 723|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi