At activists’ and local officials’ request, the Texas Department of Transportation extended the public comment period on the forthcoming I-45 project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement.

“TxDOT wishes to assure the public that our team will continue to engage with the stakeholders and seek meaningful opportunities to enhance this project,” an Oct. 28 release from the agency stated.

The project, which plans to overhaul much of I-45’s path through downtown Houston, has received significant public attention. Advocacy groups, such as transportation equity advocacy group Link Houston, wanted more than one month to review the 8,000-plus page document. The original deadline for comments that was set for Nov. 9 was extended to Dec. 9. [Read more.]

Emma Whalen
Community Impact Newspaper | October 28, 2020