TXDOT FM 359 MEETING TONIGHT

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to solicit input on the proposed reconstruction and widening along FM 359 from FM 1093 to Mason Road.

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Starting at 5:30 pm tonight, TxDOT will be hosting a public meeting to solicit input on the proposed reconstruction and widening along FM 359 from FM 1093 to Mason Road. The meeting is a come and go event, TxDOT staff are available for questions, and there is no formal presentation planned.

One of the most anticipated and interesting parts of this meeting will be viewing TxDOT's plans on the re-alignment and straightening of the old and famous curve on the former site of the Colorspot Nursery. It's anticipated that this particular section will be constructed prior to any further work on FM 359 further south on the roadway. Representatives tonight will be on hand to address questions about the potential timelines for further widening of the road in future years.

Where:
Briscoe Junior High
4300 FM 723
Richmond, TX 77406 (Map)

When:
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Purpose:
The purpose of the public meeting is to solicit input on the proposed reconstruction and widening along FM 359 from FM 1093 to Mason Road in Fort Bend County, Texas. The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned. Comments must be received on or before Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, to be a part of the official meeting record.

Description:

The proposed improvements to FM 359 include:

  • Reconstruct and widen the existing roadway from two lanes to four lanes, divided with 12-foot-wide shared-use shoulders for bike and pedestrians

  • Add 12-foot-wide left-turn lanes at the intersections and median openings in various locations.

  • Construct an 18-foot-wide raised median (the proposed median width varies)

  • Design of lane configurations (number of lanes) vary along the project limits to accommodate turning movements at various intersections and driveways

  • Construct 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the roadway

  • Provide a new and improved open ditch system for drainage.

More info via: https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings/houston/100819.html?fbclid=IwAR1Fs4Ij3o-du8NKysHKvhFmSPiz0sZrAXhcfwKE-Ypizu7YJ-DbWDJp0f8