I-45N Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study
Virtual public meeting with in-person options
Virtual: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, by 5 p.m.
In-person: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, from 5 - 7 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, from 5 - 7 p.m.
|Public comment deadline||All comments to inform the study must be received or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.|
The virtual public meeting will be available starting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 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. To view the virtual public meeting presentation and view study information, go to the following web address https://www.txdot.gov/projects/hearings-meetings.html.
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. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access study materials during the project development process. Formal comments may be provided by mail or email as explained below.
TxDOT is providing two in-person open house options for individuals who would like to participate in person, instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same pre-recorded presentation as posted online, review hard copies of study materials, ask questions and submit written comments. Information presented at each open house event will be identical.
Open house #1
Open house #2
|Purpose||The purpose of this fourth and final PEL meeting is to provide an opportunity for the community to review and comment on the latest study updates and the recommended alternatives that resulted from the second level of alternative screening and evaluation. A series of three public meetings were held between 2018 and 2023 and public input from those events has been considered in the study findings. No changes will be made or proposed to the existing roadway at this time. Alternatives recommended at the conclusion of the PEL study may become future projects and would be subject to modification during the project development process.|
The purpose of the I-45N PEL Study is to explore transportation alternatives to address the growing safety, mobility, and connectivity needs along the corridor due to the projected population and employment growth in the greater Houston region. The study corridor has been identified as a 24-mile stretch of I-45 North from Beltway 8 North to Loop 336 South.
Any documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed study 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, by contacting 713-802-5374. Project materials are also available online at https://www.txdot.gov/projects/hearings-meetings.html. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding this study or the public meeting, please contact the project's transportation engineer at 713-802-5374 or by email as shown in the meeting notice.
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 or by email as shown in the meeting notice no later than 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the study team to arrange.
Please call 713-802-5199 to request special accommodations or if you have need for interpretation/translation.
Mandarin: 如對住宿有特殊要求或需要口譯或筆譯，請撥打 713-802-5199.
Swahili: Tafadhali piga simu kwa 713-802-5199 ili kuomba malazi maalum au ikiwa unahitaji ukalimani au utafsiri.
Vietnamese: Xin hãy gọi 713-802-5199 để yêu cầu cho các điều chỉnh đặc biệt hoặc nếu bạn cần có phiên dịch hoặc biên dịch.
Creole: Tanpri rele 713-802-5199 pou mande aranjman espesyal oswa si ou bezwen entèprèt oswa tradiktè.
|How to make a comment||
Written comments from the public regarding the I-45N PEL Study are requested and may be submitted in any language by:
When submitting comments, please reference the project number CSJ: 0912-00-536.
All comments to inform the study must be received or postmarked by Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.
|Memorandum of Understanding||As provided for by 23 CFR 450.212, 23 CFR 450.318, and Appendix A to 23 CFR Part 450, the results or decisions of this Planning and Environmental Linkages Study may be incorporated into or used as part of the review of one or more projects under the National Environmental Policy Act, which would be carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 USC 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.|
Posted: Aug. 31, 2023