The Texas Department of Transportation will hold an in-person public meeting with a virtual option in early August for a proposed widening project on FM 1488 between Business 290 in Waller and Joseph Road just west of Magnolia. The in-person meeting will be held Aug. 4 at Fields Store Elementary School in Waller.

The project proposes widening the two-lane road to a four-lane, divided roadway with a raised median between Business 290 and Hwy. 290 and a grassy median between Hwy. 290 and Joseph Road, according to TxDOT information. The project would also realign curves on FM 1488 to improve safety.

TxDOT information states five residences, six commercial structures and four nonresidential structures would be displaced by the additional right of way needed for the project.

Dates to note

Aug. 2 at 5 p.m.: virtual presentation posted at

Aug. 4 from 5-7 p.m.: public meeting at Fields Store Elementary, 31670 Giboney Road, Waller

Aug. 19: public comments must be received