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Concerns voiced at final FM 2100 hearing

Citizens directed their comments to TxDOT representatives last Thursday. Here moderator Patrick Gant listens to a developer concerning accommodations of new neighborhoods.

HUFFMAN – The final hearing of citizens concerning improvements to Farm-to-Market 2100 from Huffman-Cleveland Road south to FM 1960 was August 2 at Hargrave High School unless citizens respond quickly by writing comments electronically to hou-piowebmail@txdot.gov or https://www.txdot.gov.inside-txdot/get-involved/about/ hearings-meetings/houston/080218.html.

The proposed roadway would be improved from a two-lane to a four-lane divided highway with raised median, 4.5 miles long.

Most of the comments by the four citizens that signed up to speak asked thatTxDOT respect residential access and show special consideration to first responders getting about on this roadway.

One of the delights of this roadway is that it will be constructed within the existing Right of Way except that an additional 34 acres of Right of Way will have to be acquired for drainage, corner clips, and accommodations of approaches to the bridge crossing at Luce Bayou. Numerous water detention ponds would be added for the displacement. The proposed bridge over Luce Bayou would be a substantial improvement.

All of this is to handle traffic demand and growth, the divided highway with raised medians is said to be safer. Dedicated left turn lanes at select intersections and cross-streets. The proposed would include one 12 foot travel lane and one 15 foot outside shared-use lane in each direction, and sidewalks in each direction.