Braun & Gresham has been talking with landowners about a new TxDOT project in Grimes County. The project is already funded with more than $140,000,000, and is being “finalized for construction.” The project will extend SH 249 by approximately 10 miles, and will connect FM 1774 to SH 105. This project consists of a new road, and not the widening of an existing road. The typical depth of right-of-way TxDOT is seeking to acquire from private landowners is 400 to 450 feet. TxDOT will be condemning approximately 623 acres of land.
TxDOT will be acquiring enough land so that someday, when traffic counts increase, this two-lane roadway can be widened to a four-lane, divided roadway. It will be a tollway, and will have controlled access. The design calls for a two-lane roadway, with shoulders, and a passing lane in alternating directions. In addition, TxDOT will construct two, two-lane, one-way, non-tolled frontage roads along five miles of the project. These frontage roads will run from Urbanosky Road to just west of CR 304. For those properties that are not within the length of the frontage roads, there will be no access to the tollway.
The next steps in the development of this project are to prepare construction plans and to purchase right-of-way. TxDOT and its contracted acquisition company agents will be contacting affected landowners over the upcoming months in an attempt to purchase property in the quickest, most inexpensive way currently permitted by law.
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If you have been contacted by TxDOT, or by a company acting on behalf of TxDOT, and would like to know more about how this project may affect you, call Patrick Reznik for a free consultation – 512-894-5426.