Where:

Briscoe Junior High
4300 FM 723
Richmond, TX  77406 (Map)

When:

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

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed widening of FM 723 from Avenue D to FM 1093 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Engineering displays and environmental documents will be available for viewing at 5:30 p.m. The formal hearing starts at 6:30 p.m., and comments must be received on or before Sept. 21, 2018, to be a part of the official record.

Description:

Proposed improvements to FM 723 include the following:

  • From Avenue D to south of the Brazos River bridge:
    • Widen from two to four 11-foot lanes 
    • Add 5.5-foot sidewalks on both sides 
  • From north of the Brazos River bridge to FM 1093:
    • Widen from two to four 12-foot lanes
    • Add 6-foot sidewalks on both sides
    • Add 12-foot shoulders
    • Add an 18-foot raised median with intermittent median openings and left-turn lanes
  • Brazos River bridge would not be modified

The proposed 9.23 mile project would require 100 acres of additional right of way. The proposed project would require one displacement of a utility building; however, the proposed project would not require the displacement or partial acquisition of any commercial or residential structure.

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 FHWA and TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014.

Contact:

Reference the following project numbers: 0188-09-040 and 0188-09-042
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
(713) 802-5076 

Email

Updated July 25, 2018