FM 529 from SH 99 to FM 362
Notice of public hearing with in-person option
Virtual: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT
In-person: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline||Comments must be received on or before Thursday, Sept. 15, 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, Aug. 30, 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 hearing, 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 Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Patricia E. Paetow High School Cafeteria, 23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy, TX|
|Purpose||The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project is proposing improvements along FM 529 from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) to FM 362 in Harris and Waller Counties, Texas. The virtual and in-person hearing 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 include both an urban and a rural roadway configuration along FM 529 to match the needs of the surrounding communities. The urban configuration, 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 shared use paths for bicycle and pedestrian use on both sides of the roadway. The rural configuration, 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 shared use paths on both sides of the roadway. The total project length is approximately 12 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 regarding services and benefits for those displaced, as well as other affected property owners, and 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.
|CSJ||Reference the following project numbers: CSJ 1006-01-074, 1006-02-009, 1006-01-079|
|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 713-802-5137 no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, to request special accommodations. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.|
|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: Aug. 4, 2022