Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for SH 249 Extension Montgomery and Grimes Counties


Purpose:

TxDOT is advising the public of the availability of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and record of decision (ROD) for the proposed construction of the State Highway 249 Controlled-Access Tollway Extension project (SH 249 Extension) in Montgomery and Grimes counties, Texas.
 

Description:

The SH 249 Extension will extend from just south of the Farm-to-Market (FM) 1774/FM 149 interchange in the City of Pinehurst to a new SH 249/FM 1774 interchange north of the City of Todd Mission. The SH 249 Extension Selected Alternative will be developed on a new location and will be approximately 15 miles in length. In crossing the southwest portion of Montgomery County and extending into the southeast portion of Grimes County, the SH 249 Extension will be constructed as a four-mainlane, controlled-access tollway with intermittent frontage roads within a typical 400-foot-wide right of way.

The purpose of the SH 249 Extension is to efficiently link the suburban communities and major roadways, enhance mobility and safety and respond to population growth and residential development in the area. The goal of the tollway is to improve system linkage, address current and future transportation demand through expanded capacity, improve safety and accommodate population growth and economic development.

The record of decision explains the selection of the recommended alternative (the B/C alternative) and signifies the completion of the environmental review process. A digital version of the record of decision may be downloaded from the project website. The record of decision is also available at:

TxDOT Houston District
7600 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77007

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. Under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Section 1319, TxDOT has issued a combined Final EIS and ROD.
 

Contact:

TxDOT Houston District
(713) 802-5076
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