FM 565 From SH 99 to SH 146
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FM 565 From SH 99 to SH 146

Virtual public hearing with an in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 until Wednesday, June 5, 2024

In-person: Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Virtual public hearing presentations

Public comment deadline Comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, June 5, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public hearing.
Virtual details The virtual public hearing presentation and meeting materials are posted on this page on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 
In-person details

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
5 - 7 p.m.
Westside Complex Community Center
8138 FM 3246
Baytown, TX 77523.

Note: In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public hearing, which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.

Purpose TxDOT is proposing to reconstruct, re-align, and widen existing lanes of FM 565 from SH 99 to SH 146 in Chambers County, Texas. 

The approximately 2.9-mile proposed project would:

  • Widen the existing two-lane section with narrow shoulders to two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction 
  • Add a 16-foot raised median (with periodic left turn lanes)
  • 10-foot outside shoulders. 

A new FM 565 bridge is proposed to overpass the Union Pacific Railroad crossing, thus eliminating the at-grade crossing, and would re-route FM 565 traffic to SH 146 by way of FM 1405. No sidewalks are proposed as part of this project. The proposed project would require additional right of way from SH 146 to FM 1405, consisting of 15.5 acres.  

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way, but would not displace any residences.

Additional information

Instructions for viewing presentation:

TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public hearing. Before viewing the video presentation, click on the link below to read through the instructions.

To view in full screen, play the video and then click on the YouTube logo. You can watch in full screen on YouTube

Accessibility If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you need interpretation or translation services or are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public hearing or in-person hearings, please contact the TxDOT Beaumont District Public Information Office at (409) 898-5745 no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange. 
Hearing materials
How to make a comment

Comments must be received or postmarked on or before Wednesday, June 5, 2024,, to be a part of the official hearing record. Please provide your comments in any of the following ways:

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.