Virtual Public Meeting with an In-Person Option - FM 565 Improvement Project
Virtual: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021
(pre-recorded video presentation will be posted by noon)
In-Person: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, 4-7 p.m.
Virtual: All meeting materials will be added to this page below
by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021
Jenkins Park Pavilion
4334 Crosby Cedar Bayou Rd. Baytown, TX 77521
The TxDOT Beaumont District will host a virtual public meeting with in-person option to gather input on the proposed FM 565 Improvement Project, which includes reconstructing and improving FM 565 in Chambers County, Texas from SH 99 to SH 146. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project with an in-person option. In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the virtual public meeting, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions and leave written comments. All comments must be received on or before Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, to be part of the public meeting record.
The approximately 2.9-mile proposed project includes:
- Reconstructing, realigning, and widening the existing two-lane roadway to accommodate two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction
- Adding a 16-foot raised median and 10-foot outside shoulders
- Building a new FM 565 bridge overpass that would be constructed over the Union Pacific Railroad, eliminating the at-grade crossing
- Adding sidewalks in certain locations
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace two residential structures. The purpose of this project is to improve safety and mobility in the project area. FM 565 is inadequate to meet current and future traffic resulting in congestion and reduced mobility, does not have designated turn lanes and does not meet current design standards.
The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact Sarah Dupre, at (409) 898-5745 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
How to Make a Comment:
For the virtual public meeting with in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.
- Online: Add your comment online
- Email: As shown in the Notice
- Recorded Voicemail: (832) 271-0394
- Mail: TxDOT Beaumont District Office
FM 565 Improvement Project Manager, CSJ: 1024-01-077
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, to be included in the official public meeting record. TxDOT will provide written responses to individual comments in a timely manner following the virtual public meeting. The virtual public meeting summary report will be available online on this website once it has been prepared.
Instructions for Viewing Presentation:
TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public meeting. Before viewing the video presentation, click on the link below to read through the instructions.
- Instructions for Viewing a Pre-Recorded Presentation
- Instructions for Viewing a Pre-Recorded Presentation (Español)
To view in full screen, play the video and then click on the YouTube logo. You can watch in full screen on YouTube.
Memorandum of Understanding:
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. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
Posted: Nov. 18, 2021