About the Gulf Freeway PEL Study
Gulf Freeway Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study
The PEL study for the Gulf Freeway in the Houston area will enable the community to participate in the transportation decision-making process. The PEL process represents an approach to transportation decision-making that considers environmental, community and economic goals early in the planning stage and carries them through project development, design and construction. A PEL study can lead to a seamless decision-making process that accomplishes the following:
- Minimizes duplication of effort.
- Promotes efficient cost-effective solutions and environmental stewardship.
- Reduces delays in project implementation.
Study purpose and need
The Gulf Freeway PEL Study purpose and need statement will be developed with input from the public and stakeholders. TxDOT will solicit input from the public and stakeholders during the first public meeting, which will be used to inform the study's purpose and need.
Study goals and objectives
The Gulf Freeway PEL study goals and objectives will be developed with input from the public and stakeholders during the first public meeting.
Study process and timeline
The Gulf Freeway PEL Study process begins with data collection and analyzing existing conditions, which will be used to identify the corridor issues and concerns. Based on the existing conditions results and with input from public and stakeholders, TxDOT will develop the purpose and need statement. The community (public and stakeholders) will be encouraged to participate throughout the study. TxDOT will identify potential alternatives that would improve the corridor with public input.