SH 242 from FM 1488 to I-45
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SH 242 from FM 1488 to I-45

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT

In-person: Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. CT


Public comment deadline The original comment period has been extended from Monday, July 11 to Thursday, Aug. 15, 2022, at the request of local officials to allow additional feedback from the public. Comments received or postmarked by the Aug. 15th deadline will be included as part of the official meeting record.
Virtual details The pre-recorded presentation (in English and Spanish) was posted on this page on Tuesday, June 21, 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, June 23, 2022, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Suchma Elementary School, 10261 Harpers School Road, Conroe, Texas 77385.
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 SH 242 from FM 1488 to I-45 in Montgomery County, 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 project would add two lanes (one eastbound and one westbound) to the existing SH 242 from FM 1488 to I-45, a distance of approximately 4.4 miles. The width of the existing vegetated median would be reduced by 20 feet to accommodate the added travel lanes and the remaining space would be converted to a raised median. The roadway would have ten-foot outside shoulders and four-foot inside shoulders. Drainage would be open ditch. Additionally, TxDOT plans to construct three detention basins along SH 242 that would require approximately 21.2 acres of proposed right-of-way.

No additional right-of-way would be required for the roadway improvements, however additional right-of-way would be needed for the detention ponds. No residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction can be obtained from 713-802-5470.

The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain. Approximately 6.9 acres of the proposed project area are within the Federal Emergency Management Agency designated 100-year floodplain. The proposed project would not raise the base flood elevation to a level that would violate applicable floodplain regulations or ordinances.

CSJ Reference the following project numbers: CSJ 3538-01-034
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 713-802-5470 no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 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: May 17, 2022