Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) segment I-2 from State Highway 225 to Interstate Highway 10 (East): Preliminary final environmental impact statement. Volumes 1-4.




U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Texas Department of Transportation (TxDoT), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Adminstration (FHWA)


The proposed action is the construction of a four-lane at-grad arterial configured in such a manner so as to accommodate identified future transportation needs along Segment I-2 of the Grand Parkway. The purpose of the proposed action is to provide improved access to the existing thoroughfare system, reduce area traffic congestion, and improve area-wide mobility. A preferred alternative was selected after the evaluation of six initial alignments as documented in Section 2.0 of this preliminary Final Environmental Impact Statement (preliminary-FEIS). This segment of SH 99 is referred to as "Segment I-2". The environmental impacts of the preferred alternative are discussed in this preliminary -FEIS. The preferred alternative follows an alignment which utilized existing lanes and the Fred Hartman Memorial Bridge between the SH 225/SH 146 intersection and Missouri Street, approximately 198 meters (650 feet) west of Goose Creek. From Missouri Street, Segment I-2 would improve SH 146, Spur 55, and part of Fisher Road to a controlled access facility. It would then turn north across undeveloped land to intersect with IH 10(3). Segment I-2 would be constructed as a four-lane, at-grade arterial in a 91 to 122-meter (300 to 400-foot) right-of-way, reserved for corridor preservation. Upon completion, Segment I-2 would provide access between existing transportation corridors, providing a bypass around the congested Baytown area. The preferred alternative would require the taking of new right-of-way, the adjustment of utility lines, and the filing of wetlands. No business or residential displacements would occur, and no historic sites, archeological sites, or endangered species are expected to be impacted.


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