The Texas Department of Transportation and Fort Bend County's project to widen a 4.2–mile portion of FM 1093 from the Grand Parkway to FM 1463 received environmental clearance from the Federal Highway Administration. In May, the FHA indicated that the project posed no significant impact to the environment. However, because of modifications to the project, further environmental clearance is needed. The county expects to receive that clearance around March, said Jonathan Schumann of Fort Bend County Commissioner Andy Meyer's office.
TxDOT held a public meeting July 28 at Seven Lakes High School, where area residents could view schematics of the expansion and ask questions of TxDOT officials. The meeting was held to inform the public of design changes, which included changes to the right of way and toll access points.
"The right-of-way has changed to include all 100 feet of METRO's right-of-way on the south side of FM 1093," Schumann said.