SH 6 Access Management Study from east of SH 35 to the Brazoria/Galveston County Line
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SH 6 Access Management Study from east of SH 35 to the Brazoria/Galveston County Line

Project overview

TxDOT is conducting an access management study for SH 6 from east of SH 35 to the Brazoria-Galveston County line. This portion of SH 6 is an important east-west corridor between the city of Alvin and Santa Fe. SH 6 is also a designated hurricane evacuation route connecting I-45 near Bayou Vista to I-69 near Sugar Land. The goal of access management is to reduce crashes and improve mobility by limiting conflict points and better planning how vehicles move through a corridor.

Current roadway conditions

For most of the two-mile study segment, SH 6 is a four-lane roadway with a continuous two-way left-turn lane. Raised medians are present at the western project limits near SH 35. The SH 6 study segment carries approximately 17,000 to 20,000 vehicles per day.

Study purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify short- and medium-term improvements to enhance mobility, mitigate traffic delays, and improve safety. The plan will also provide a long-range vision for the corridor by developing access management guidelines that complement the surrounding land use and urban planning of the study area. Successful implementation of the short- and medium-term solutions is anticipated to yield reduced congestion, decreased crashes, and improved mobility.


The proposed improvements would:

  • Improve safety through reduction of crashes
  • Improve traffic operations by optimizing vehicle movement within the corridor
  • Reduce congestion through improved travel time
  • Preservation of current and future economic development along the corridor

Get involved

Public involvement is very important to study development. A virtual and in-person public meeting will be held in February 2024. Learn more: