Where:

Walker County Storm Shelter
455 SH 75
Huntsville, TX 77320 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Open House: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:00 p.m. 

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed  widening of I-45 in Walker County, Texas.  Displays for two proposed segments, Segments 2A and 2B, in central Walker County will be available for viewing during an open house period so the public may come and go at their convenience, followed by a formal presentation and public hearing for Segment 2A. Comments must be received on or before Aug. 24, 2018, to be a part of the official public hearing record.

Description:

There are two proposed segments within the Central Walker County Project that are currently being studied by TxDOT.  

Segment 2A is a proposed 4.4 mile long project in the city limits of Huntsville from 0.3 miles north of SH 19 to 0.9 miles north of SH 30.  It would widen IH 45 from four to six lanes and would include reconstruction and realignment of the main lanes and ramps; improving drainage structures and bridges; and improvements to frontage roads, crossroads adjacent to new ramps, and interchanges. The project also includes adding collector-distributor roads, which is a road that parallels and connects the main travel lanes and frontage roads. The project would require additional right-of-way of approximately 11.5 acres and would displace 4 commercial structures. 

Segment 2B is a proposed 4.7 mile long project in the city limits of Huntsville from SH 30 To 0.7 miles south of FM 1696.  It would widen I-45 from four to six lanes and would include reconstruction and realignment of the main lanes and ramps; improving drainage structures and bridges; and improvements to frontage roads, crossroads adjacent to new ramps, and interchanges. The project also relocates the interchanges of SH 75 to near San Jacinto Street (west of I-45) and Moffett Springs Road (east of I-45).  Segment 2B does not include collector-distributor roads.

The existing I-45 facility consists of a four-lane divided controlled access freeway. There are two travel lanes in each direction, bounded by 10 foot outside and 6 foot inside shoulders. Two-lane one-way frontage roads are positioned on the outside of the main lanes. The existing and proposed right-of- way varies from 175 to 250 feet in width.

Special Accommodations:

If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this meeting, please call the Bryan District at (979) 778-2165 at least five days prior to the open house. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

Sí desea información en Español, puede llamar al (979) 778-9719.

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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Bryan District
2591 N. Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX 77803
Email

Posted: June 28, 2018