Where: Willowridge High School
16301 Chimney Rock
Houston, TX 77053
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Open House: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
   
Purpose: The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the proposed improvements to Farm-to-Market Road 521 (Almeda Road) from Beltway 8 to FM 2234 (McHard Road) in Harris and Fort Bend counties. A hearing is an environmental requirement (Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code) to allow the public the opportunity to review the impact to the Almeda Road Nature Preserve and provide comments. 
   
Description: The proposed project consists of reconstructing and widening the existing two-lane rural undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway from Beltway 8 to 0.3 miles south of FM 2234. The project also includes improvements on FM 2234 from 0.3 miles west of FM 521 to 0.2 miles east of FM 521.
  • Approximately 13.2 acres of additional right of way (ROW) would be required
  • This includes a total of 1.67 acres out of 45.75 acres of Almeda Road Nature Preserve
  • This project includes railroad overpasses at the Union Pacific Railroad crossings on FM 2234 and FM 521 in the nature preserve/park boundary

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.

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Contact: TxDOT Houston District
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