Notice Affording Opportunity for a Public Hearing – SH 146


Purpose:

TxDOT is the lead agency proposing to widen State Highway (SH) 146 from Farm-to-Market (FM) 518 to FM 517 in Galveston County, Texas.

Description:

The proposed project would widen the existing four-lane divided highway to a six-lane divided highway. The northbound and southbound lanes would be separated by a raised concrete median. An overpass would be constructed at SH 96. The right of way (ROW) width for the proposed project would vary from 200-250 feet wide. The purpose of the proposed project is to decrease traffic congestion; increase mobility; and improve hurricane evacuation, operational efficiency and safety along SH 146. The proposed project would require approximately 5.3 acres of additional ROW and would displace three commercial structures and one vacant building.

Any interested citizen may request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for this project. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to:

TxDOT Houston District Office,
Director of Project Development
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, Texas 77251-1386.

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:

TxDOT Houston District
Director of Project Development
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251-1386

(713) 802-5076
Email

Posted: August 11, 2017