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, March 7, 2023 at 5 p.m. CT

In-person: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 5 to 7:30 p.m. CT


Public comment deadline Comments must be postmarked or received by Friday, March 24, 2023
Virtual details Public meeting materials was posted on this page at 5 p.m. on the date listed above
In-person details Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
The Woodlands College Park High School Cafeteria 
3701 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
Purpose The purpose of the public meeting is to present the  proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project is proposing  improvements and design modifications to SH 242 from FM 1488 to I-45 project 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 TxDOT Houston District proposes a design modification of the SH 242 from FM 1488 to I-45 roadway project from an added capacity roadway expansion project to a non-added capacity intersection, shoulder, and drainage improvement project. The design modification is a result of stakeholder and community input received from the SH 242 public meeting held June 23, 2022. 

Originally the design proposed to add two additional through lanes (one eastbound and westbound) to the existing SH 242 roadway. The revised project would maintain the SH 242 roadway lane configuration as it currently exists. The project now proposes to add and/or widen right-turn and left-turn lanes at thirteen intersection locations. No additional right of way would be required for the roadway improvements; however, approximately 10.74 acres of right of way would be needed for three proposed stormwater detention ponds. Additionally, since the proposed project would not increase the capacity or change the horizontal or vertical alignment of the roadway, no noise barriers are warranted with these improvements.

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 calling (713) 802-5740.

The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain. Approximately 2.7 acres of the proposed detention ponds 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 3538-01-034
Accessibility The public meeting materials will be provided in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language, or have difficulty communicating effectively in English, 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 are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the public meeting, please contact TxDOT Environmental Coordinator at (713) 802-5262 no laterthan 4 p.m.., Thursday, March 2, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Please reference the project number CSJ: 3538-01-034

Email: PIO email

TxDOT Houston District Office
Attn: CSJ:  3538-01-034
P.O. Box 1386
Houston, TX 77251-1386

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: Feb. 2, 2023