US 290 improvement project - FM 1155 intersection study (Chappell Hill)
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US 290 improvement project - FM 1155 intersection study (Chappell Hill)

TxDOT is developing a US 290 improvement project from FM 1371 in Washington County to State Highway 6 in Waller County, a total of approximately 12 miles.

The proposed project would widen the existing four-lane divided highway to a six-lane divided highway with a grass median and required drainage infrastructure. The purpose of the proposed widening project is to improve mobility and enhance safety within the project corridor.

The project is currently unfunded and construction is not currently anticipated to begin before 2030, unless funding is identified.

FM 1155 intersection study (Chappell Hill)

On July 21, 2020, TxDOT's Houston District held a virtual public meeting to present the US 290 improvement project from FM 1371 to State Highway 6 in Washington and Waller counties. In light of comments received regarding the intersection of US 290 at FM 1155, TxDOT's Bryan District, in collaboration with the Houston District, has undertaken a more extensive evaluation of the intersection to explore feasible options that address traffic congestion and improve safety. The proposed FM 1155 intersection improvement concepts were presented in the Dec. 7, 2021, virtual public meeting and a follow up community meeting on Jan. 27, 2022. The intersection improvement options included: an at-grade median u-turn intersection; a grade separation intersection, often referred to as an overpass; and a new location south route that would extend around the southern limits of Chappell Hill. 

In June 2022, based on TxDOT’s technical evaluation along with local stakeholder and public input, TxDOT announced selection of the overpass as the option for further development. The proposed overpass intersection improvements include a US 290 bridge over FM 1155 with entrance and exit ramps to provide local access to Chappell Hill. These proposed improvements will be presented in a Jan. 2023 public meeting.

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  • Exhibits - Proposed FM 1155 intersection concepts - Dec. 7, 2021
  • Exhibits - Proposed near-term intersection improvements - Jan. 27, 2022
  • Exhibit - Proposed Long-Term Overpass Intersection - Jan. 17, 2023
  • Exhibit - Proposed Near-Term R-Cut Intersection - Jan. 17, 2023

Attn: Director of Transportation Planning and Development