With the Texas Department of Transportation looking at improvements to Hwy. 6 from east of Hwy. 35 to the Galveston County line, the agency is seeking feedback from motorists ahead of the project’s start.

The gist

TxDOT is conducting an access study of the section of Hwy. 6 to identify short- and medium-term transportation improvements, according to a Feb. 13 news release.

To include motorist feedback in its study, TxDOT also hosted a virtual meeting Feb. 12 and an in-person meeting Feb. 13 at Alvin Community College to gather input from drivers on their safety and mobility concerns.

The details

The corridor study will identify transportation improvements along Hwy. 6 to reduce crashes, improve mobility, and support existing and future development. The travel corridor being studied is approximately 2 miles from east of Hwy. 35 to the Galveston County Line in Brazoria County.

While data from TxDOT shows crash rates on the segment are low, TxDOT officials have another project set to begin along the Grand Parkway in 2026, which is expected to bring more development to the area, according to the release.

TxDOT hopes that by making safety improvements now, the low crash rate will be preserved even as new development in the area surges.

One more thing

Those interested in sharing their concerns or requests with TxDOT about safety improvements on Hwy. 6 can mail them to TxDOT Houston District Office, Advanced Project Development Director, P.O. Box 1386, Houston, or email [email protected] by Feb. 28.