The Texas Department of Transportation is now collecting public input on the FM 1314 access management study, officials announced in a Jan. 18 news release.

What's happening?

TxDOT is conducting an access management study along a 12-mile segment of FM 1314 between Hwy. 242 and Loop 494 in New Caney. According to TxDOT officials, the study aims to identify short-, medium- and long-term projects to improve safety and mobility, improve traffic flow, reduce motorist delays, and support existing and future development.

How we got here

According to the FM 1314 access management study webpage, this segment of FM 1314:
  • Provides key access to multiple schools, homes, retail businesses and industrial businesses
  • Has experienced increased traffic due to residential and commercial development in recent years
  • Carries approximately 17,000 vehicles per day with the most heavily used segment between the Grand Parkway and Hwy. 59 carrying 23,000-36,000 vehicles per day
  • Carries 5.2%-8.3% heavy vehicle traffic with the Gene Campbell Boulevard intersection carrying 20.1% heavy vehicle traffic
  • Has a higher than average crash rate south of Sorters Road compared to similar roads across the state
Get involved

There are several ways to provide input during the public comment period, which began Jan. 18. According to TxDOT, all comments must be received or postmarked by Feb. 23, and responses to comments received will be available here once completed. Public comments should reference the following project number: 1986-01-066.
  • TxDOT will host an open house on Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the East Montgomery County Senior Center located at 21679 McCleskey Road, New Caney.
  • Those who are unable to attend the open house in person can join virtually by clicking here to view a prerecorded video presentation beginning Feb. 6 at 5 p.m.
  • Those who are unable to attend the open house in person and do not have access to internet can call 713-802-5022 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday to ask questions and access project materials.
  • Comments may also be submitted via email at [email protected] or physically mailed to the following address: TxDOT Houston District P.O. Box 1386, Houston, TX 77251-1386
For more information, visit the study's online engagement site by clicking here.