The Texas Heritage Parkway (“THP”) is a major thoroughfare that has been planned for decades, and living near a major thoroughfare can be loud and present privacy concerns. Nothing can be done to change the nature of this type of road. That being said, THP was designed to be much less intrusive than a typical major thoroughfare, with enhancements like: (i) greater distance from houses along the road (up to 400 feet from some homes) than from other comparable major thoroughfares in the area (FM 1463 is within 25-30 feet from some homes); (ii) conservative lighting – instead of lighting along the full length of the road like other major thoroughfares, it only has fully-shielded and dark sky compliant lights in roundabouts, which provide only enough light to keep drivers and pedestrians safe and avoid being intrusive to nearby neighborhoods; and (iii) additional landscaping elements.
THP has been constructed in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements pursuant to County- and City-approved plans. All trails along THP are at or below ground level and do not provide any additional elevation or views to backyards along the road. Drivers and sidewalks along Fulshear Bend Drive, however, may be causing these privacy concerns. Lighting along THP is also hundreds of feet away from homes and cannot shine into backyards – it was designed to provide sufficient lighting on the road. Again, what you are experiencing is likely coming from the lighting along Fulshear Bend Drive. Lastly, landowners and developers are responsible for planting additional trees along THP. Ultimately, all of these concerns should be addressed with your MUD, your homeowners’ association, the applicable developer/landowners, or the City of Fulshear, as we are not responsible for sidewalks and lighting along Fulshear Bend Drive or trees along THP. That said, THPID will continue to operate in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.