FM 1488 from US 290 to Joseph Rd
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FM 1488 from US 290 to Joseph Rd

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT

In-person: Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. CT


Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, to be a part of the official meeting record.
Virtual details The pre-recorded presentation (in English and Spanish) will be posted on this page on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at 5 p.m.
In-person details Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation and materials delivered in the online public meeting, which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff, and leave written comments. The in-person option will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Fields Store Elementary School, 31670 Giboney Road, Waller, TX 77484.
Purpose The purpose of the public meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project is proposing improvement along FM 1488 from BU 290 to Joseph Rd in Waller and Harris Counties, Texas. The virtual and in-person meeting will consist of the same narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and other information, and an opportunity to comment.

The proposed design would widen existing FM 1488 from a two-lane, undivided roadway to a four-lane, divided roadway. The section between BU 290 and United States 290 would be converted to a four-lane roadway with 18-foot-wide raised median, a 10-foot-wide sidepath on both sides of the roadway to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians, and curb and gutter. The remainder of the project limits from US 290 to Joseph Road would be widened from two lanes to four lanes, with 10-foot-wide outside shoulders, four-foot-wide inside shoulders, five-foot-wide sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians, open ditch drainage, and a 40-foot-wide depressed grassy median. There are two areas of the project where FM 1488 would be converted to a four-lane roadway with 16-foot-wide flush median that would serve as a center left turn lane, with 10-foot-wide outside shoulders, and five-foot-wide sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians. This layout is proposed from west of Giboney Road to east of Hegar Road and from west of Woodway Drive to Joseph Road. In addition, several curves on FM 1488 would be realigned to meet safety criteria.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace five residences, six commercial structures and four non-residential 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 ROW acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT District Office by calling 713-802-5766.

The proposed project could involve construction in wetlands.

The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.

CSJ Reference the following project numbers: CSJ 0409-03-012
Accessibility TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The virtual public meeting presentation will be in English and Spanish. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call TxDOT’s Project Manager at 713-802-5766 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, to request special accommodations. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Meeting materials
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.

Josted: July 8, 2022