Notice of Availability – Airport Boulevard
This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed Airport Boulevard project from Hiram Clarke Road to FM 521 (Almeda Road) in Harris County, Texas.
The proposed Airport Boulevard project proposes to:
- Widen and extend Airport Boulevard from Hiram Clarke Road to FM 521, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles, in southwest Houston
- Connect the existing roadway segments and provide a continuous 4-lane boulevard with raised medians, bicycle lanes and pedestrian sidewalks
TxDOT owns right-of-way (ROW) which ranges from 100-120 feet in width for the proposed Airport Boulevard project. Approximately 7 acres of additional ROW would be required for detention areas though no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.
To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final EA, which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts. On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development.
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. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Houston District
Director of Project Development
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251-1386
Posted: Aug. 7, 2017