SL 1853 Madisonville relief route
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SL 1853 Madisonville relief route

Notice of draft environmental assessment and public hearing

In-person: Tuesday, May 23, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT

Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, June 7, 2023, to be a part of the official hearing record.
Hearing details Tuesday, May 23, 2023
from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Madisonville High School
811 S. May St.
Madisonville, TX 77864

This notice advises the public that a draft environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project.

Attendees will be able to review project displays and ask questions of TxDOT staff in an open house format prior to a formal hearing presentation starting at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed project and receive public comment.


The project limits extend from SH 21 near FM 1452 west of Madisonville to SH 21 east of Madisonville near FM 2346 for a length of approximately 7.5 miles. The proposed project would construct a 4-lane divided highway consisting of two 12-foot wide travel lanes in each direction separated by a grassy median. The travel lanes would be bounded by 4-foot wide inside and 10-foot wide outside shoulders. Overpasses would be constructed at SH 90, SH 75, I 45 and Pee Dee Lane with entrance and exit ramps at SH 90, SH 75, and I 45. The proposed right of way width on the relief route would typically be between 300 and 380 feet.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require approx. 400 acres of right of way and potentially displace one residence and five non-residential, non-commercial structures.  Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.  Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT Bryan District Office by calling (979) 218-2870.

The proposed roadway would cross the Caney Creek floodplain. As such, the proposed project would involve construction in wetlands and would involve an action in a floodplain.

Accessibility The public hearing will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or 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 are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the public hearing, please contact the Bryan District Public Information Officer, at (979) 778-9764 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Thursday, May 18, 2023. 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 from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by any of the methods listed below.

  • Email
  • Mail: TxDOT Bryan District Office
    2591 North Earl Rudder Freeway
    Bryan, TX 77803

All comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, June 7, 2023, to be included in the official record. 

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 FHWA and TxDOT.

Posted: May 2, 2023