• FM518 Property Impact

    FM 518 FROM SH 288 TO SH 35

    TxDOT is proposing the reconstruction and widening of FM 518 from SH 288 to SH 35 in Brazoria County, Texas. The project is needed because current and projected growth in the area has caused traffic demand to increase. The existing roadway is designed with two-way left-turn lanes, and lack of consistent raised medians throughout the project limits, which has resulted in high crash numbers at intersections and other conflict points.

    The purpose of the proposed project is to accommodate future anticipated traffic demand and growth in the region, as well as to improve safety and mobility by constructing a divided roadway with raised medians.


    • Design is scheduled to start in 6 months. 
    • As a key participant in the shaping of public policy, you or your representative are invited to attend
    • FM518 Ad Hoc Committee meetings, the third Tuesday of each month, 9 to 10 am, The Commerce Center, 6117 Broadway St 77581
    • Whether you are a Pearland Chamber member or not, this invitation-only meeting is an opportunity to provide you ample time to communicate and consider your options as the reconstruction and widening project develops.  The meetings will help you create a plan for averting a serious disruption to your business. Don’t miss this chance to engage in a discussion of this important issue.  

    Helpful Web Links (some of these links load very slowly, please be patient)

    Project Description
    Project Location Map
    FM 518 Schematic - from SH 288 to Tranquility Lake Boulevard
    FM 518 Schematic - from Oak Road Boulevard to SH 35
  • Partners

    The Pearland Chamber of Commerce wants to have a continuous flow of qualified employees to our businesses in Pearland.  We work with area schools, community colleges, universities and other workforce development agencies. Below are some of the resources available - 

    Most In Demand during COVID-19

    Report on Texas Occupations

    Other resources - 
    Workforce Solutions
    5730 Broadway St, Ste 122
    Pearland, TX 77581
    (832) 409-0049

    University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus
    1200 Pearland Pkwy
    Pearland, TX 77581
    (281) 212-1668

    The University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has an exciting new opportunity for nurses who are seeking to renew licensure. This summer, they will introduce a nursing re-entry continuing education course including a 5-week didactic component and a 5-week clinical component. This 10-week experience meets the criteria of the Texas Board of Nurses for nursing re-entry completion which will result in the renewal of the RN license. Didactic sessions will feature hybrid (online and face-to-face) instruction in our new, state-of-the-art nursing classrooms and simulation lab in our newly opened Health Sciences building at Pearland. Clinical rotations will be arranged with area hospitals to fulfill the Texas Board of Nursing’s mandatory clinical hour requirement. Students may complete both components for $1100, or students who have completed the didactic component through Austin Community College may transfer in to the clinical component for $350. All students will pay an additional fee of $100 for a discounted bundle of textbooks to be provided by the program.

    For more information and a link to registration, please see the EventBrite page at https://www.uhcl.edu/human-sciences-humanities/departments/clinical-health-applied-sciences/nursing/rn-nursing-refresher. We hope to see you this summer!

    Community Colleges
    Alvin Community College
    3110 Mustang Rd
    Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 756-3789

    Houston Community College - Central College
    1300  Holman, San Jacinto Building 
    Houston, TX 77004
    (713) 712-2000

    San Jacinto College Continuing Professional Development
    13735 Beamer
    Houston, TX 77089
    (281) 542-2061

    School Districts
    Pearland ISD
    1928 N Main St
    Pearland, TX 77581
    (281) 485-3203

    Robert Turner College & Career High School
    4717 Bailey Rd
    Pearland, TX 77584
    (281) 727-1600

    Alvin ISD
    301 E. House St
    Alvin, TX 77511
    (281) 388-1130

    JB Hensler College & Career Academy
    7380 Lewis Ln
    Manvel, TX 77578
    (281) 245-2160

    Internship Programs
    Edward Jones

    Veteran Resources


    New Members

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