Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing a change to improve safety at the intersection of Texas State High 6 and Farm to Market Road 2.
The change if implemented will replace the existing at-grade crossing with a grade-separated interchange. The proposed project is approximately 1.4 miles and extends from 0.51 miles north of FM 2 to 0.53 miles south of FM 2.
The existing section consists of two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction with dedicated 12-foot left turn lanes bounded by 12 foot outside and 4 foot inside shoulders. The travel lanes on SH 6 are separated by a depressed grass median within the right of way (ROW) that varies from 210 feet to 300 feet wide.
If approved, the project would convert the at-grade intersection to a grade-separated intersection with FM 2 going over SH 6 creating a typical main lane section on SH 6 with two 12-foot travel lanes bounded by 10-foot inside and outside shoulders.
Ramps will provide access to FM 2 with a proposed ROW width varying from 210 to 450 feet. The ramps have a proposed 14-foot lane with 4-foot inside and 6-foot outside shoulders. Right lanes would be provided at the intersections with FM 2. The two Beason Creek bridges would be replaced with the current alignment but with a higher elevation.
To complete the proposed project, approximately 10.9 acres of ROW is required. If approved the proposed project could potentially displace a commercial structure.
Any interested parties may submit comments or request a public hearing to discuss the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for the project. To request a public hearing in writing, address to TxDOT Bryan District Office, Mr. Mark Poage, P.E., 2591 North Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan Texas 77803-5190, before Sept. 19, 2019. A public hearing requires 10 individuals to submit timely requests for the hearing.