SH 6 from Clay Road to I-10
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SH 6 from Clay Road to I-10

Virtual public meeting with in-person open house

Virtual: Thursday, March 28, 2024, by 5 p.m.

In-person: Tuesday, April 2, 2024, from 5-7 p.m.

Virtual presentations

Public comment deadline All comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
Virtual details The Virtual Public Meeting will be available on this webpage starting on Thursday, March 28, 2024, by 5 p.m. The Virtual Public Meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components.
In-person details

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
from 5-7 p.m.
Steve Radack Community Center
18650 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77084

In-person attendees will be able to view the same pre-recorded presentation as posted online, review paper copies of project materials, ask questions, and submit written comments.

Purpose The TxDOT Houston District is proposing improvements along SH 6 from Clay Road to I-10 in Harris County, Texas. This notice advises the public that the project team will be conducting an online Virtual Public Meeting on the proposed project with an in-person open house.

SH 6 is a principal arterial North/South route that services the project area. Currently, motorists are experiencing high levels of congestion on SH 6 between Clay Road and I-10 which increases travel times, and this segment of roadway is prone to flooding during 100- or 500-year storms. An example of one such 500-year storm was the Tax Day Flood on April 17 and 18, 2016, where between 12 and 16 inches of rain fell over a 12-hour period leading to the closure of this segment for multiple weeks. Residents found it extremely difficult to leave their homes, emergency response crews could not be dispatched in a timely manner and supply vehicles were required to make their deliveries by travelling long distances around the project area during this closure. The current configuration of SH 6 does not meet current traffic needs and is not anticipated to improve as traffic continues to grow and as 100- and 500-year storms become more frequent in the future. The purpose of this public meeting is to present various proposed alternatives for improvements along SH 6 to enhance safety, address drainage and flooding, relieve congestion and improve mobility within the corridor. Although additional right-of-way (ROW) would be required as described below, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for ROW acquisition may be obtained by calling 713-802-5606.

This project may be subject to Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 coordination for parks, recreation areas, and wildlife and waterfowl refuges pursuant to Part 23 CFR 774.3(b) and Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code for the impacts to the publicly owned recreation area: Congressman Bill Archer Park and Dog Park. Alternatives 1 and 2 would require additional ROW from the vegetation (green space) between the park facilities and the existing roadway. Alternative 3 would not require any new ROW. If either Alternative 1 or 2 is chosen, the proposed project may impact 6.4 acres or 4.7 acres, respectively, of the park property. If effects to the resource are anticipated to be minimal, this project would constitute a de minimis use of the property under Section 4(f). A Section 4(f) de minimis finding means that the proposed project would not adversely affect the activities, features or attributes that qualify the recreation area for protection under Section 4(f). TxDOT will consider comments received during the public comment period before making a final Section 4(f) de minimis determination. Public comments on the effects of the proposed project on the activities, features or attributes of the Congressman Bill Archer Park and Dog Park may be submitted as described below.

The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands and floodplains.

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for review Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the TxDOT Houston District Office, 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007. Project materials are also available on TxDOT's Hearings and Meeings page. These materials will also be available in hard copy form at the in-person open house.


The public meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English or Spanish, one will be provided to you free-of-charge. 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 public meeting, please contact the NEPA Public Engagement Coordinator at 713-802-5199 or by email as shown in the notice no later than 4 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the project team to arrange.

English: Please call (713) 802-5199 to request special accommodations or if you have need for interpretation/translation.

Mandarin: Mandarin (traditional Chinese): 如出席和参与会议需要特殊照顧或需要口譯/筆譯, 請撥打 (713) 802-5199

Mandarin (simplified Chinese): 如出席和参与会议需要特殊照顾或需要口译/翻译,请拨打 (713)802-5199

Swahili: Tafadhali piga simu namba (713) 802-5199 ili kuomba malazi maalum au ikiwa unahitaji ukalimani au tafsiri

Vietnamese: Xin hãy gọi (713) 802-5199 nếu bạn cần sự hỗ trợ đặc biệt hoặc người phiên dịch. 

Creole: Tanpri rele (713) 802-5199 pou mande aranjman espesyal oubyen si ou bezwen entèprèt oubyen tradiktè. 

Meeting materials


How to make a comment

Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted in any language by:

  • Mail:
    TxDOT Houston District Office
    Attn: Advanced Project Development Director
    P.O. Box 1386
    Houston, Texas 77251-1386
  • Email:

All comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Responses to comments received will be available online at the web address listed above once completed.

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.

Posted: Feb. 29, 2024