Perry Avenue, which now just provides access to Barbers Hill ISD facilities from Eagle Drive, will be extended eastward to FM 565, creating an east-west connector from Eagle Drive to the new FM 1409 and FM 565.
The Mont Belvieu City Council approved an $8.9 million contract with Angel Brothers for the first phase of the extension, and also approved a development agreement for the adjacent Blue Heron Subdivision.
Together, these will lead to construction of the Perry road extension as a two-lane road designed to be half of a future boulevard, and also about $2.9 million for utility and drainage infrastructure for the new subdivision, which will be repaid by the developer.
Mont Belvieu City Engineer Ricardo Villagrand said the drainage element of the project will also be up-sized to accommodate drainage needed for future school district development, with BHISD reimbursing the city for that portion of the cost.
The Texas Department of Transportation has plans to extend FM 1409 southward from Highway 565 at FM 1409 in Old River-Winfree to FM 565 in Cove—it will intersect Perry close to its current dead-end.
The new project will follow a curving route that ends at FM 565 at Lost Lake Drive, lining up with that street.
Phase 1 of the Blue Heron development is underway with 15 homes—the subdivision will have about 272 homes when complete.