November 23, 2010
Notice of Public Meeting on Capital Improvement Plan
The City of Houston and the Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting (as required for federally funded project) on:
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The purpose of the meeting is to present the need to improve traffic flow on South Shaver Road from Interstate Highway 45 to State Highway 3 and to discuss the City of Houston's proposed design. The proposed project would replace the existing four-lane undivided road with a six-lane divided road, a raised median and curbs and gutters within the existing 120-foot wide right-of way. In addition, the proposed project would widen 2,514 feet of the channel of Berry Bayou north of South Shaver and Berry Bayou. The widening of South Shaver would not require additional right-of-way and would not displace residences or businesses.
The meeting will be in open house format. Documents and exhibits will be available for viewing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be no formal presentation. The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Environmental Assessment (pending final approval by the Federal Highway Administration) will also be available for inspection at the meeting.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this meeting to express their views and discuss the project with the Texas Department of Transporation (TxDOT) and City of Houston/Public Works and Engineering representatives.
Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact the District Public Information Officer at 713.802.5072 at least two working days before the meeting. Because the meeting will be conducted in English, requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should be made at least two working days before the public meeting. TxDOT will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs.
Estimated Construction Cost: $14,726,000.00
The project is jointly funded by the federal highway fund through TxDOT. Final design is complete pending TxDOT final review, NEPA Environmental Assessment clearance, and U.S. Corps of Engineer 404 Permit. The City expects construction to begin in late 2011.
If you have questions about the design phase please contact the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering Project Manager Mike Cordova at 832.395.2228 firstname.lastname@example.org or John Kuo, PE, Assistant Director Street & Bridge Engineering Section at 832.395.2234 email@example.com.