TxDOT FM 529 widening project awaits funding to start construction
29 Jan 2023
By: Asia Armour - Community Impact
The FM 529 widening project spearheaded by the Texas Department of Transportation is in the final stages of development, with environmental clearance and finalization of the project’s schematics expected to come in the first half of 2023, TxDOT officials said.
Of the 22 total comments received during the public comment period, which occurred from Aug. 30 to Sept. 15, 11 comments were in favor, and 11 comments were questions about the project, TxDOT Public Information Officer Emily Black said.
“Principal concerns included intersection safety, the project’s interaction with traffic from other off-system roads in the area, and specific right of way or access concerns related to the commenter’s property,” Black wrote in an email.
Community Impact previously reported the project is designed to improve mobility and safety along a 12-mile stretch on FM 529 from the Grand Parkway to FM 362, and it would cost $123 million to construct. A funding source has yet to be identified for the work. Construction will be scheduled once funding is identified and will take three years to complete.