Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option - I-10 from FM 359 to Mason Road
The virtual public hearing and in-person option dates and times indicated below.
The pre-recorded presentation (in English and Spanish) was posted on this page on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation and materials delivered in the online public hearing, which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff, and leave written comments. The in-person option will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Katy High School Cafeteria, 6331 Highway Blvd Katy, TX 77494.
The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project is proposing improvements along I-10 from FM 359 to Mason Road in Waller, Fort Bend and Harris Counties, Texas. The virtual and in-person hearing will consist of the same narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and other information, and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received on or before Monday, July 18, 2022, to be a part of the official hearing record.
The proposed project would include the addition of two managed lanes, two general-purpose lanes, and the extension of frontage roads in some areas on I-10 between Mason Road and FM 359. The length of the project would be approximately 13 miles. The proposed project would reconstruct I-10 to add two managed lanes and two general-purpose lanes from FM 359 to US 90/Katy Mills Boulevard. From US 90/Katy Mills Boulevard to Mason Road, I-10 would be restriped (no added pavement) to accommodate two new managed lanes in the middle of the existing main lanes. Additionally, frontage roads would be extended from Pederson Road to US 90/Katy Mills Boulevard.
The existing I-10 right of way varies within the project limits, typically ranging from 320 to 400 feet. Approximately 102 acres of new ROW would be required for this project. About 45 acres of the new ROW would be used for the proposed improvements to I-10. The remainder of the proposed ROW is intended to be used as drainage. No new additional ROW would be needed between US 90/Katy Mills Blvd to Mason Road, where only restriping is proposed.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace two non-residential structures. No residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT District Office by calling (713) 802-5137.
The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands. The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.
TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The virtual public hearing presentation will be in English and Spanish. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call TxDOT’s Project Manager at (713) 802-5173 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, to request special accommodations. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
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.
- Notice (Español)
- Technical Reports
Reference the following project numbers: CSJ 0271-06-117
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, Texas 77251
Posted: June 1, 2022