TxDOT to host virtual public meeting to discuss FM 1960 Access Management Study

The Texas Department of Transportation will soon host a virtual public meeting to gauge public feedback on the ongoing FM 1960 Access Management Study. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The Texas Department of Transportation will soon host a virtual public meeting to gauge public feedback on the ongoing FM 1960 Access Management Study. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Texas Department of Transportation will soon host a virtual public meeting to gauge public feedback on the ongoing FM 1960 Access Management Study. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a virtual public meeting in late August to gauge public feedback on the ongoing FM 1960 Access Management Study.

The $750,000 study, which kicked off in June 2019 and will be completed in October, studies an 11-mile segment of FM 1960 between just east of I-45 at E. Gatewick to east of Hwy. 59 in Humble at FM 1960 Business. The study will identify improvements needed to reduce crashes, improve mobility and support future and current development along the corridor, according to an Aug. 10 news release from TxDOT.

TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez said via email that this is the second round of public meetings meant to solicit feedback from community members, with the first meetings having taken place in October 2019.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the second round of meetings will be held virtually. Community members who would like to provide feedback during the meetings can visit the virtual public meeting link from 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24 through Sept. 8 to watch the presentation and provide feedback. TxDOT team members will also be available to answer questions via the public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25-27.

"The meetings are intended to provide the public with an opportunity to tell us about their safety and mobility concerns on the study corridor, to review and comment on the proposed improvements, and to be part of the improvement development processes," Perez said.


Proposed improvements from the study will be refined based on feedback from the community. Once the study is completed, funding would still need to be identified for potential projects, Perez said.

By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.