Public Hearing - Improvements to FM 521 in Harris and Fort Bend Counties


Where:

Willowridge High School (Map)
16301 Chimney Rock
Houston, TX 77053

When:

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Open House: 5:30 p.m
Formal Presentation: 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed roadway widening and improvements to FM 521 (Almeda Road) from Beltway 8 to FM 2234 (McHard Road) in Harris and Fort Bend counties.

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 mile south of FM 2234. The project also includes improvements on FM 2234 from 0.3 mile west of FM 521 to 0.2 mile east of FM 521.

  • Approximately 13.2 acres of additional right of way would be required
  • This project was initially evaluated with a state environmental assessment and a public hearing was conducted; however, based on the recent inclusion of federal funding, this document has been prepared in accordance with the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. No design modifications have occurred since the previous public hearing held on May 7, 2015.
  • 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.

Contact:

TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office

(713) 802-5072
Email

Updated Nov. 4, 2016.