Gulf Freeway PEL Study (I-45 S from I-69/US 59 to Beltway 8 South)
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Gulf Freeway PEL Study (I-45 S from I-69/US 59 to Beltway 8 South)

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT

In-person: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT and Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT


Public comment deadline Comments must be received on or before Friday, July 29, 2022, to be a part of the official meeting record.
Virtual details The pre-recorded presentation (in English and Spanish) was posted on this page on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 5 p.m.
In-person details

Additionally, TxDOT is providing two in-person options 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 the following dates and locations:

Purpose The purpose of the public meeting is to present the Planning and Environmental Linkages study to the public and receive comments. The Gulf Freeway PEL Study is being conducted on I-45 S from I-69 / US 59 (Downtown) to Beltway 8 in Harris County, Texas.
Description The Gulf Freeway PEL Study is exploring transportation alternatives to address the growing safety, mobility, multimodal, and infrastructure needs along the corridor due to the projected population and employment growth in the Houston metropolitan area. This will be accomplished by building on previously completed planning studies, evaluating existing conditions, projecting future conditions, and assessing how various alternatives can address issues related to growth, congestion, mobility, safety, connectivity, freight, and asset management in the study corridor. The study corridor has been identified as a 14-mile stretch of I-45 South from I-69 / US 59 in Downtown Houston to BW 8 South. No changes will be made to the existing roadway at this time.
CSJ Reference the following project numbers: CSJ 0500-03-633
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 Environmental Coordinator at 713-802-5262 no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 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.

Posted: June 13, 2022