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Judge Doyal: public invited to attend remaining three meetings on county thoroughfare plan


CONROE, TX. NOV. 12, 2015

The county’s proposed updated Thoroughfare Plan was unveiled Tuesday at a public meeting, and County Judge Craig Doyal is inviting the public to attend one of the remaining series of meetings on the plan that is designed to guide road development for the future.

“With Montgomery County now known as the 7th-fastest growing county in the nation, it is vitally important that we do all we can to plan for our current and future mobility needs,” Judge Doyal said.

The thoroughfare plan was produced in partnership with the Houston Galveston Area Council. Judge Doyal has served as past Chairman of the Houston Galveston Area Council and the county representative to the Transportation Policy Council.

The county has been working with H-GAC for over 30 years on its Montgomery County Thoroughfare Plan, a document intended to assist the county in planning roadways and identifying the rights of way that must be secured. The first thoroughfare plan was created in 1979, and was updated in 1985, 1998, and 2012. This is a comprehensive revision and update of those plans. The county contributed $50,000 toward the work.

In addition, the county partnered with H-GAC on a south Montgomery County Mobility study to analyze priorities for this fast-growing area.

The thoroughfare study analyzed available data on travel activity in the county, congestion, accident data, and county growth trends to begin developing a picture of the county’s transportation needs. The consultants also met with various community groups to further refine that information and gather comments to guide its work.

The general public, business owners and elected officials are invited to attend a public meeting on the proposed Montgomery County Thoroughfare Plan. There will be four meetings within Montgomery County; one was held Tuesday, Nov. 10. The remaining are:

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6-8 p.m.

City of Shenandoah
29955 I-45 North, Shenandoah, TX 77381

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6-8 p.m.

Magnolia High School
14350 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6-8 p.m.

R.B. Tullis Library
21569 US 59, New Caney, TX 77357

According to a press release from H-GAC, Montgomery County, the City of Conroe, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have worked together to develop the Thoroughfare Plan for Montgomery County. The proposed Plan is a long-range transportation planning tool that will guide the development of Montgomery County for decades to come by identifying needed roadways and preserving future right-of-way.  The proposed plan intends to improve roadway capacity and connectivity throughout the county.

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The meeting will consist of an open house beginning at 6:00 p.m. English and Spanish speakers will be available to gather input and answer questions. The facility is handicapped accessible. H-GAC will provide for reasonable accommodations for persons attending H-GAC functions. Requests from persons needing special accommodations should be received by H-GAC staff 24 hours prior to a function. Requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should be made at least two working days prior to a function. Please call 713-993-2471 for assistance.

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