Public Hearing and Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment - SH 21 West Madison County Widening Project
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Public Hearing and Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment - SH 21 West Madison County Widening Project


North Zulch ISD - High School Cafeteria
11390 5th Street 
North Zulch, TX 77872 (Map)


Thursday, June 6, 2019
Open House: 4:30 p.m.
Public Hearing: 6:00 p.m. 


The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments on the proposed improvements to SH 21 from 2.01 miles west of FM 2865 to Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Madison County. Staff will be on hand to answer questions during an open house period, followed by a formal presentation and public hearing. Comments must be received on or before June 21, 2019, to be a part of the official public hearing record.


The existing SH 21 consists of a two-lane undivided roadway with 12-foot wide travel lanes and 10-foot wide shoulders. The existing right of way (ROW) varies from 100 feet usual to 408 feet wide near the Navasota River.

The proposed 17.8-mile project would widen the current two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided roadway and construct a 3.2-mile long relief route on new location south of the community of North Zulch. Existing SH 21 through North Zulch would not be widened.

The proposed roadway would consist of two 12-foot wide travel lanes in each direction with a typical 68-foot wide grass median. Proposed shoulders would consist of a 4-foot wide inside shoulder and a 10-foot wide outside shoulder. Two grade-separated overpasses are proposed at FM 39/Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and at County Road 419 (Zulch Road). The proposed ROW width would typically increase by 144 feet for a typical total width of 244 feet. Proposed new shoulders would accommodate bicycle and pedestrian activity. The proposed project would require approximately 384 acres of additional ROW and would potentially displace five occupied residences, five abandoned residential structures, and nine sheds/out structures. 

Special Accommodations:

If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this meeting, please call the Bryan District at (979) 778-2165 at least five days prior to the open house. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

Sí desea información en Español, puede llamar al (979) 778-9719.



TxDOT Bryan District
2591 N. Earl Rudder Freeway
Bryan, TX 77803

Posted: May 14, 2019