Public input still being sought for US 90 improvement project

Monday, May 02, 2022

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By: George Slaughter - Katy Times

The Texas Department of Transportation continues to seek public feedback on its proposed US 90 improvement project between Brookshire and Katy.

The department on Thursday afternoon held a virtual and public hearing on the project. Comments are still being sought, and can be provided by phone, comment card, email, or regular mail.

The project runs for about 10 miles from I-10 to FM 1463, with an existing right-of-way 100 feet wide. The road now has one lane in each direction, with eight-foot-wide shoulders and an open and closed drainage system.

Department officials have said US 90 must be expanded to improve mobility, particularly as the Katy and Brookshire areas continue their rapid growth. Officials have also said that crash rates on this segment of US 90 are higher than the average crash rates on similar roadways. The higher crash rates result in potentially unsafe travel conditions and reduced mobility.

The department’s proposal calls for a 120-foot right of way between Donigan Road and Koomey Road, and between Kenny Street and FM 1463. This proposal calls for four 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two in each direction. It calls for 18-foot-wide raised median with openings, and a closed drainage system.

Under the proposal, the road would have a 12-foot-wide shared use path on the north side, and a 10-foot-wide shared use path on the south side.

The proposal calls for a 100-foot right of way between Koomey Road and Kenny Street is a 100-foot right-of-way. The proposal calls for four 11-foot-wide travel lanes, two in each direction. It calls for a 14-foot-wide center left turn lane, and a closed drainage system.

Under the proposal, the road would have a 12-foot-wide shared use path on the north side, and a 13-foot-wide shared use path on the south side. It would also feature a 10-foot-wide parallel parking lane.

The project has no start date because the funding has not been settled.

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