Montgomery County commissioners accept updated thoroughfare plan

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack speaks during a July 13 meeting. (Screenshot via Montgomery County livestream)
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack speaks during a July 13 meeting. (Screenshot via Montgomery County livestream)

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack speaks during a July 13 meeting. (Screenshot via Montgomery County livestream)

The Montgomery County Commissioners Court accepted an updated thoroughfare plan after receiving resident feedback during a July 13 meeting.

Presented by Matt Brannen, transportation systems managing director for firm Brown and Gay Engineers Inc., the plan received 472 public comments over the span of two weeks while an interactive online map was available.

"All of the precincts received comments," Brannen said. "We went over those with each commissioner and made some of the revisions that we felt were appropriate based on public comment."

Brannen said some of the revisions included alignment changes, taking out small sections of roads and adding in small sections of road.

The next steps of the plan will include coordinating with the city of Houston for any projects that fall within the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction.


The commissioners unanimously approved the updated thoroughfare plan, though it will not be approved until the commissioners court's next meeting July 27 due to the commissioners needing time to review the changes before approval.

The commissioners agreed to have the plan added to the upcoming consent agenda.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.


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