17111 – FM 521 South Project Public Meeting No. 2

Where:

The pre-recorded video presentation (in English and Spanish) will be posted below and all materials are available separately under the Downloads section.
The in-person option will be held at the Heritage Rose Elementary School Cafeteria, 636 Glendale Lakes Drive, Rosharon, Texas 77583.

When:

The virtual public meeting will be available starting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 4 p.m.
The in-person option will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the second public meeting is to present the preferred alternative to the public and receive comments. The project proposes to widen FM 521 from CR 56 to SH 6 in Fort Bend County, Texas. The public meeting will consist of a narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and other information, and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received on or before Friday, October 14, 2022, to be a part of the official meeting record.

Description

The proposed project would reconstruct and widen existing FM 521 from a two-lane, undivided roadway to a four-lane roadway with two 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction, a 16-foot-wide noncontinuous raised grassy median, and a 10-foot-wide side path along the east side of FM 521. Left and right turn lanes and median openings would be provided at designated locations.

During the virtual public meeting held in June 2021, alternatives were presented for the railroad crossing. Based on public response, the preferred alternative chosen is a four-lane bridge that would replace the existing at-grade crossing. The bridge would have two 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction and be divided by a 16-foot-wide raised concrete median. A 14-foot-wide side path would be located on the bridge structure, and it would be separated from the traffic lanes by a concrete traffic rail. This alternative includes an at-grade access road and a cul-de-sac under the bridge, in order to maintain access to the businesses and property owners on the east side of FM 521. Five new traffic signals are also proposed at Masterson St, Glendale Lakes Drive, Sienna Point/Caldwell Ranch, Southern Colony Road, and Juliff-Manvel Road, and two existing traffic signals would be replaced at Fenn Road and Sienna Parkway.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace one non-residential structure. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction may be obtained from the Fort Bend County website at www.fortbendcountytx.gov or from Mr. Kevin Mineo by calling 713-869-3433.

The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands.

The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Fort Bend County Engineering Office, 301 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas 77469. Project materials are also available online at https://www.fortbendcountytx.gov, keyword search “FM 521”.

Special Accommodations:

The public meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English or Spanish, 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 you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the public meeting, please contact Mr. Kevin Mineo, Senior Project Engineer, Binkley & Barfield, Inc., at 713-869-3433 or by email at FBCProject-FM521South@binkleybarfield.com no later than 4 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the project team to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Downloads:

Links:

Contact:

Kevin Mineo
1710 Seamist Dr.
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-3433
FBCProject-FM521South@binkleybarfield.com