The purpose of the public meeting is to gather public input on the proposed Lyons Avenue Underpass located in Houston, Harris County, Texas. The meeting will be an open house format so citizens may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.
The Gulf Coast Rail District, in cooperation with TxDOT, is proposing the following improvements:
- Construct a new underpass at Lyons Avenue below three sets of railroad tracks
- Construct new bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of Lyons Avenue
- Permanently close the railroad crossing at West Street between Lyons Avenue and Brooks Street
- Permanently close West Street to the north of Lyons Avenue; however, the construction of a new West Street access road is proposed south of Lyons Avenue
The purpose of the project is to enhance mobility, safety, air quality, and emergency response time. The project would require approximately one acre of additional right of way and 0.5 acres of easement. There would be no residential displacements associated with the proposed project; however, the project would result in one industrial property and one commercial property displacement. Additionally, another commercial property would lose a portion of its parking lot. Written comments must be postmarked or submitted electronically by Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call the TxDOT Houston District Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076 at least five working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.