Williams Way Boulevard From US 59/ IH-69 to Hwy 90A, Has Officially Changed Names to Richmond Parkway, on March 25, 2019
Williams Way Boulevard from US HWY 59/ IH 69 north to US 90A, officially changed names to Richmond Parkway Monday, March 25, 2019. The addresses will remain the same, just the street name has changed.
The City of Richmond has notified the following entities concerning the change:
- 911 Emergency
- United States Post Office
- Texas Department of Transportation
- Fort Bend County – Fire/EMS, Sherriff’s Department, Emergency Operations Center
- City of Richmond - All Departments
- Centerpoint Energy – Electric
- Centerpoint Energy – Gas
- Lamar School District
The City of Richmond has moved closer to achieving a key goal of its Comprehensive Master Plan. The Master Plan recognizes the importance of increasing awareness of our dynamic city in the region, and creating a signature gateway into Richmond is a priority to accomplishing this goal. As a result, the City Commission of Richmond has voted in favor of renaming a portion of Williams Way Boulevard to Richmond Parkway in the future. This name change will be a long term process as it involves communicating with residents and businesses along this roadway.
This proposed name change is part of a larger coordinated effort between the City of Richmond and Fort Bend County as the county has initiated renaming the portion of Williams Way located in the county, extending south to US 59. The portion of Williams Way planned for renaming includes the section starting from the north side of U.S. 59 continuing along Front, Austin, and Second Streets. This stretch of roadway forms the main corridor between U.S. 59 and U.S. 90 A/Jackson Street and currently includes several street names in different sections of the road. Utilizing a single name for the entire roadway will create a more unified name that represents all the residents of the great city of Richmond. Changing the name of this designated corridor entrance is intended to bolster the City’s image by providing important way-finding and community branding efforts.
The City of Richmond will lead all coordination efforts for 911 services, US Postal Services and utility and transportation related services. The City has also planned future mobility improvements for the corridor that will enhance the connectivity of the Judicial Center to Richmond’s historic district and downtown area.