Seawolf Parkway at Pelican Island Channel Bridge replacement
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Seawolf Parkway at Pelican Island Channel Bridge replacement

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, by 5 p.m.

In-person: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, from 5 - 7 p.m. CT

Virtual public meeting presentations

Public comment deadline Comments must be postmarked or received by Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, to be included in the official record of the hearing.
Virtual details Meeting materials will be posted on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023, by 5 p.m. CT.
If you do not have internet access, you may call 713-802-5267 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.
In-person details Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023
5 to 7 p.m.
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77551

In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation as posted online, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of the project team, and leave written comments.
Purpose The TxDOT Houston District is proposing to replace the bridge connecting Galveston Island and Pelican Island in Galveston County, Texas.

The proposed project would replace the existing Pelican Island Causeway (Seawolf Parkway) lift bridge with a fixed span bridge structure and reroute a portion of Seawolf Parkway around the north side of the Texas A&M Galveston Campus. The proposed bridge would also include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The proposed bridge would be on new location and would meet Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) clearance requirements. The proposed project would provide a safe and reliable crossing of the Pelican Island Channel for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and to ensure uninterrupted access for evacuation and for emergency and basic services to Pelican Island. The proposed project would require approximately 28.5 acres of right of way and 0.2 acre of drainage easement.

Although additional right of way would be required, 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 may be obtained from Adam Wood by calling 713-802-5267.

The proposed project is anticipated to impact the following National Register Historic Places eligible property Seawolf Parkway at Pelican Island Channel bridge protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.

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. and 5 p.m. by appointment at the TxDOT Houston District Office, 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007 or at the TxDOT Galveston Area Office, 5407 Gulf Freeway (I-45), La Marque, Texas 77568. Project materials are available on this webpage.

CSJ 0912-73-213
Accessibility 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. 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 environmental project manager at 713-802-5267 or via email, as shown in the notice, no later no later than 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the project team to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Please reference the project number CSJ: 0912-73-213 when providing comments or verbal testimony. Comments or testimony can be provided in the following ways:

  • Email: PIO email
  • Mail:
    TxDOT Houston District Office
    Attn: Advanced Project Development Director
    P.O. Box 1386
    Houston, TX 77251-1386

All comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, to be included in the official record of the hearing. Responses to comments received will be available on this webpage once completed.

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: July 21, 2023