Virtual Public Meeting with In-Person Option - FM 1488 from I-45 to Mostyn Drive
The virtual public meeting and in-person option dates and times indicated below.
The pre-recorded presentation (in English and Spanish) was posted on this page on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, 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 meeting, 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 Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the KC Event Center, 2655 FM 1488, Conroe, TX 77384.
The purpose of the public meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project is proposing improvement along FM 1488 from I-45 to Mostyn Drive in Montgomery County, Texas. The virtual and in-person meeting will consist of he same narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and other information, and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021, to be a part of the official meeting record.
Virtual Public Meeting Presentation
Virtual Public Meeting Presentation (Español)
The proposed project would replace the continuous center turn lane along FM 1488 from I-45 to Mostyn Drive with a raised median. Additionally, the proposed project would include numerous median breaks with left-turn lanes in both the eastbound and westbound directions to allow for U-turns and provide access to the cross-connecting roadways throughout the project area. At some of these U-turn median breaks, the project proposes the addition of truck loons, which are extra-wide pavement sections on the edge of the roadway that would allow larger vehicles the space necessary to perform a U-turn. Lastly, this project proposes to widen the pavement on the north side of FM 1488 between State Highway 242 and Kuykendahl. This widening would allow for the addition of a westbound auxiliary lane and an extra left turn lane at each intersection with the purpose of alleviating traffic congestion at those major intersections. The proposed project is approximately 12.4 miles in length and would be completed entirely within the existing TxDOT right-of-way. 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 meeting 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) 802-5092 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, 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)
- Fact Sheet
- Fact Sheet (Español)
- Presentation and Script
- Presentation and Script (Español)
- Exhibit Boards
- Project Location
- Constraints Map
- Comment Card (English and Español)
- Schematic 1: FM 1488 from Mostyn Drive to County Road 2119/Royal Oaks
- Schematic 2: FM 1488 from County Road 2119/Royal Oaks to Sierra Woods Drive
- Schematic 3: FM 1488 from Sierra Woods Drive to Lago Drive
- Schematic 4: FM 1488 from Lago Drive to Wedgewood Drive
- Schematic 5: FM 1488 from Wedgewood Drive to Sweetgum Lane
- Schematic 6: FM 1488 from Sweetgum Lane to Pin Oak Drive
- Schematic 7: FM 1488 from Pin Oak Drive to Lake Lamond Road
- Schematic 8: FM 1488 from Lake Lamond Road to Peoples Road
- Schematic 9: FM 1488 from Peoples Road to I-45
- Meeting Summary Report
Reference the following project numbers: CSJ 0523-10-047
TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, Texas 77251
Posted: Nov. 12, 2021