I-10 at San Jacinto River Bridge Reconstruction
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, by 5 p.m. CT
In-person open house: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline||All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.|
The virtual public meeting will be available starting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, by 5 p.m. The virtual public meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. You can view the virtual public meeting presentation and view project information on this webpage.
Please note that the presentation will not be available on the website until the time and date listed above. If you do not have internet access, you may call 713-802-5560 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process. Formal comments may be provided by mail or email as explained below.
|In-person details||Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
5 to 7 p.m.
Martin Flukinger Community Center
16003 Lorenzo Street
Channelview, Texas 77530
The meeting will be an open house format. Attendees will be able to view the same pre-recorded presentation as posted online, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions and submit written comments.
|Purpose||The TxDOT Houston District, is proposing improvements along I-10 at the San Jacinto River from west of Magnolia Street to Thompson Road and Spur 330 from I-10 to Thompson Road in Harris County, Texas, a distance of 4.5 miles.|
The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow, increase navigational safety, and enhance roadway network connectivity within the project limits. The proposed project would replace the existing I-10 main lane bridges over the San Jacinto River. The existing bridges have a 23-foot vertical clearance and a 158-foot-wide horizontal navigational clearance. Due to repeated barge traffic collisions with the bridge structures on the San Jacinto River, the proposed I-10 main lane bridges would consist of a wider navigational opening and tentatively consist of steel girder bridges with a 52-foot vertical clearance and a 386-foot horizontal navigational clearance.
The proposed project would also add vehicular capacity to I-10 within the project limits. The existing highway in this location consists of three lanes in each direction. The proposed project would add one general purpose lane, acceleration/deceleration lanes and entrance and exit ramps, and two managed lanes in each direction. Managed lanes are highway lanes where operational strategies, such as, but not limited to HOV lanes or emergencies services, are proactively implemented, and managed in response to changing conditions. Proposed improvements along Spur 330 include widening to add one managed lane in each direction and connect to the proposed I-10 managed lanes. Currently Spur 330 consists of two 12-foot main lanes and two 12-foot frontage lanes in each direction.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require approximately 5.4 acres of additional right-of-way (ROW) and potentially displace one non-residential structure containing two businesses and would relocate the City of Baytown city limit monument. 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, may be obtained from the Right of Way Project Coordinator at 713-504-9628.
The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands.
The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.
Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Houston District Office, 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007. Project materials are also available on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person open house.
The Public Meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English or Spanish, one will be provided to you free of charge. 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 attend and participate in the public meeting, please contact the NEPA Public Engagement Coordinator at 713-802-5199 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the project team to arrange.
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|How to make a comment||
Please reference the project number CSJ: 0508-01-379 when providing comments. Comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by:
All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. Responses to comments received will be available online at the web address listed above once completed.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the Public Meeting, please contact the Project Manager, at 713-802-5517 or via email as shown in the notice.
|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 December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.|
Posted: Aug. 29, 2023