Where:

West Brazos Junior High School
111 Roustabout Drive
Brazoria, TX 77422 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
Open House: 5:30 p.m. 
Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to afford the public an opportunity to review and provide comments on the SH 332 Historic Truss Bridge project located at the Brazos River in Brazoria County, Texas. Project-related material will be available for viewing beginning at 5:30 pm during the Open House. A formal presentation will begin at 6:30 pm. Comments must be received on or before Friday, September 14, 2018, to be included as part of the official record.

Description:

TxDOT has conducted an alternatives analysis to determine options for the historic SH 332 truss bridge, based on the bridge's current condition and setting. Six alternatives were analyzed and the preferred alternative will be presented at the public hearing.

In 2003, TxDOT, Brazoria County and the City of Brazoria signed an agreement authorizing the local governments to take ownership of the historic truss bridge for rehabilitation upon completion of the new SH 332 bridge. The environmental document for the widening of SH 332 was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in 2004 with the rehabilitation agreement in place. In 2010, the construction of the new SH 332 bridge was complete and the historic SH 332 truss bridge was removed from service. However, in 2011 the agreement between TxDOT, the City of Brazoria, and Brazoria County was terminated at the request of the local governments. The hearing will cover the analysis completed since that time and will discuss the options for public input. 

Special Accommodations:

The hearing will be conducted in English. Persons who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact TxDOT’s Public Information Offices at (713) 802-5076. Requests should be made at least five working days prior to the public hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs..

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.

Contact:

Reference the following project number: 1524-01-076 
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
(713) 802-5076 

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Posted: July 30, 2018