Notice of Availability - McHard Road


Purpose:

This notice advises the public that TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed McHard Road Extension project from Cullen Boulevard to Mykawa Road in Brazoria County, Texas.

Description:

The proposed McHard Road would include:

  • Adding an 4 lane divided roadway on new location with an urban cross-section
  • Adding a curb-and-gutter roadway within a typical 120-foot ROW with an 18-foot raised median

Each travel lane would be 11 feet wide with 1-foot curb offsets and a 10-foot-wide shared pedestrian/bicycle path. The proposed roadway would have median openings and left turn lanes as required. The project would also include three storm water detention ponds.

To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final EA, which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts. On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development.

Copies of the approved final EA and FONSI are available for public inspection at:

TxDOT’s Houston District Office
7600 Washington Avenue
 Houston, TX 77007

 and

Pearland City Hall
3519 Liberty Dr.
 Pearland, TX 77581

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

 

Contact:

Reference the following project number: CSJ: 0912-31-290
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office

Phone: (713) 802-5072
Email

Posted: Aug. 2, 2017