This notice advises the public that the TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed SH 332 expansion and reconstruction project in Brazoria County, Texas.
The proposed project would widen and reconstruct existing SH 332 from two to four lanes (two lanes in each direction), from FM 521 to FM 2004, and from four to six lanes (three lanes in each direction) from FM 2004 to SH 288 in Brazoria County, Texas. Reconstruction or replacement bridges over Buffalo Camp Bayou and an adjacent diversion channel, as well as sidewalks on both sides of the roadway for the length of the project are also proposed. Additionally, a new drainage channel is proposed on new location from SH 332, approximately 800 feet west of Division Street (CR 680A), south to the Brazos River.
To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final environmental assessment (EA), which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts.
On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development. Additionally, as TxDOT does not provide retroactive (retrofit) abatement (known as a Type II program), this project area would not be eligible for potential noise abatement until the next major highway improvement project.
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 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
Phone: (713) 802-5076
Posted Oct. 15, 2020