Public Hearing - US 59
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Public Hearing - US 59

Where: Beasley Elementary School, Gymnasium
7511 Ave. J
Beasley, TX 77417
When: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Open House: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of the hearing is to gather public input on proposed roadway improvements to an approximately 10.5-mile-long, four-lane section of US 59 from County Road (CR) 227 (Tom Taylor Road) to Spur 10 (Patton Road/SH 36 Bypass).
Description: The proposed project includes:
  • Construct an additional lane in each direction
  • Widen mainlanes to 12 feet with 12-foot-wide shoulders
  • Convert two-way frontage roads to one-way operation
  • Widen frontage road lanes to 12 feet with 6-foot-wide inside, and 6-foot to 10-foot-wide outside shoulders
  • Eliminate crossover intersections at Darst Road, Grunwald Road and Daily Road
  • Grade separations (elevated intersections) have already been constructed at Farm-to-Market (FM) 2919/Lum Road, FM 360, Isleib Road and Spur 10)
  • Provide safe bicycle and pedestrian crossings through a 14-foot-wide outside curb lane along signalized intersections at FM 2919/Lum Road, FM 360 and Isleib Road
  • Provide a continuous roadway between intersections, transitioning back to four-lanes east of the San Bernard River Bridge
The proposed project is expected to reduce congestion and enhance safety.

Approximately 2.69 acres of additional right of way (ROW) is needed but would not require displacements.

The public is encouraged to attend the open house and provide verbal comments during the public comment session immediately following the formal presentation. The public is also encouraged to provide comments on or before March 19, 2015.

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. 17, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
Contact: TxDOT Houston District
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251-1386
(713) 802-5262