TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed FM 723 roadway widening project from Avenue D to FM 1093 in Fort Bend County, Texas.
The proposed FM 723 roadway widening project would include four 11- foot lanes (two in each direction) and 5.5-foot wide sidewalks on both sides of the road within the existing right of way (ROW) (typically 60 ft.).
The Brazos River Bridge would be re-striped to include four 12-foot lanes (two in each direction) and a 5-foot sidewalk on the west side of the roadway, within existing ROW. From north of the Brazos River bridge to FM 1093 the roadway would be widened to four 12-foot lanes (two in each direction) and 12-foot outside shoulders. A two-foot curb offset would be constructed on the inside lanes. The roadway would be divided by an 18-foot raised median, with intermittent median openings and left turn lanes. The typical proposed ROW width between the Brazos River bridge and FM 1093 is 180 feet.
Six-foot sidewalks would be constructed within the ROW on both sides of the roadway beginning from the Brazos River Bridge to just north of FM 1093. In addition, the proposed project includes the construction of six detention ponds located adjacent to the roadway. The proposed project would be 9.23 miles in length and would require 97.9 acres of new ROW and no temporary or permanent easements are required.
Copies of the approved final Environmental Assessment, FONSI, certification of public involvement and supporting documentation are available for public inspection and reproduction at the TxDOT at the Houston District Headquarters, 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007, (713) 802-5260, and online.
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.
Reference the following project numbers: CSJ: 0188-09-040 and 0188-09-042
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
Posted: May 14, 2019