Highway 6/FM 529 public meeting is Tues. night
Last summer transportation planners kicked off an access management study of the State Highway 6 North/FM 1960 and FM 529 corridors and are coming back to the Cy-Fair masses to get feedback about possible improvements to those busy roadways that could help make them run more smoothly.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council, a partner in the study, will hold a public meeting Tuesday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Copperfield Church, 8350 State Highway 6 North, to hear concerns, suggestions and feedback from residents and business owners who live and work in the area.
The study has focused on developing short-, medium-and long-term transportation improvement solutions and projects for the section of State Highway 6/FM 1960 from north of Interstate 10 at Park Row to Mills Road; and the section of FM 529 from Greenhouse Road to U.S. 290.
The project planners say they will give a brief presentation on the proposed solutions they have come up with based on research and public input. They have not revealed what those are, but the list of possible access management projects includes signal timing improvements; improved pedestrian/bicyclist facilities and/or connectivity; access management techniques, including the location, spacing, design and operations of driveways, median openings, interchanges (intersections) and street connections to a roadway; innovative intersection design and operations; and encouraging development to incorporate livable communities' policies and designs.
The goal is to complete the study by July 2010. From there the Texas Department of Transportation and other agencies that carry out roadway projects could set aside money for future projects.
An example of an ongoing project is TXDOT's $2 million FM 1960 West medians installation project between Mills Road and Interstate 45. That should be completed by October.
For more information contact Christy Willhite at 713-993-4543, Christy.Willhite@H-GAC.com, or go to www.sh6mobility.com.
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