Virtual Public Meeting - SH 105 Improvement Project
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021
Pre-recorded video is posted below by 5 p.m.
Virtual only - there is no in-person meeting. Please watch our pre-recorded virtual public meeting video provided below:
The TxDOT Beaumont District will host a virtual public meeting to gather input on the proposed SH 105 Improvement Project, which includes reconstructing and expanding SH 105 in Hardin County, Texas from 0.1 mile east of SH 326 in Sour Lake to Pine Island Bayou near Bevil Oaks. All comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, to be part of the virtual public meeting record.
The proposed improvements to the approximately 7.3-mile-long project include:
- Replacing the existing two-lane roadway with a four-lane divided roadway with shoulders and a median
- Adding a raised median as well as shared-use lanes to accommodate bicyclists and sidewalks for pedestrians within the Sour Lake city limits
- Adding a 48-foot-wide depressed median, median crossovers and four-foot-wide inside shoulders with 10-foot-wide shoulder outside the city limits
The purpose of the project is to improve safety and connectivity for vehicles traveling on SH 105. Approximately 171 acres of additional right of way and 5.3 acres of proposed construction and drainage easements would be required. Residential and commercial displacements are anticipated.
The first public meeting took place on May 2, 2019, at the Sour Lake Community Center; TxDOT identified a recommended alternative based on public feedback. TxDOT also solicited the public’s continued input regarding proposed drainage recommendations and access alternatives through an online engagement survey, which was live from Dec. 10, 2020, to Jan. 15, 2021. Based on survey input, TxDOT removed the proposed backage road and made changes to proposed detention ponds.
The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English. 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 have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact Sarah Dupre, at 409-898-5745 at least three days before the event. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.
How to Make a Comment:
The public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.
- Online: Add your comment online
- Email: As shown in the Notice
- Recorded Voicemail: 409-241-5635
- Mail: TxDOT Beaumont District Office
SH 105 Project Manager, CSJ: 0339-04-036
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, to be included in the official virtual public meeting record. TxDOT will provide written responses to individual comments in a timely manner following the virtual public meeting. The virtual public meeting summary report will be available online on this website once it has been prepared.
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 meeting. 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.
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.
TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
Posted: Oct. 25, 2021