FM 529 from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) to FM 362
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FM 529 from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) to FM 362

Notice opportunity for a public hearing

Comment Period Deadline

Any interested member of the public may request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for this project. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 to:

TxDOT Houston District Office
Director of Project Development
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, Texas 77251

Purpose TxDOT is proposing to widen FM 529 from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) to FM 362 in Harris and Waller Counties, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT is affording an opportunity for a public hearing on the proposed project.

The proposed project would include both an urban and a rural roadway configuration along FM 529 to match the needs of the surrounding communities. The urban layout, from SH 99 to Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, would widen FM 529 from two to six lanes (three lanes in each travel direction), and would include 10-foot wide sidepaths for bicycle and pedestrian use on both sides of the roadway. The rural layout, from Katy Hockley Cut Off Road to FM 362, would widen FM 529 from two to four lanes (two lanes in each travel direction), and would similarly include 10-foot wide sidepaths on both sides. The total project length is approximately 12.2 miles.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require approximately 109 acres of additional right-of-way and potentially displace one commercial business, one non-residential structure of unknown use, and one overhead utility tower. 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 district office by calling (713) 802-5260.

The proposed project would require acquisition of approximately 13.1 acres of new right-of-way from two historic sites, the Eba Hebert Ranch and Beckendorff Farm (6.3 acres and 6.8 acres, respectively), which represent approximately one percent of the acreage within the boundaries of each of the historic sites. TxDOT anticipates making de minimis determinations for these uses under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Public comment on the effects of the proposed project on the activities, features, or attributes of the historic sites may be submitted as described below.

The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands.

The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.

Accessibility The project materials are written in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you 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 you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to review the project materials or submit information, please contact the project manager at (713) 802-5260 or via email at no later than 4 P.M., at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the project materials or submit information. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Additional Information
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: Jan. 19, 2022