Residents Grill TxDOT About Trans-Texas
January 25, 2008
More than 600 people packed a
Fort Bend County convention center Thursday night to get
answers to questions about the proposed
Trans-Texas Corridor, KPRC Local 2 reported.
The meeting at the Rosenberg Civic and
Texas Department of Transportation's
chance to answer some tough questions
about the 600-mile roadway project.
Texas citizens need that?" asked
TxDOT officials said the state needs
the expansion to keep up with the
"I have worked hard to pay that piece
of property off. I am in the recommended
proposed route and have been for a
number of years. This will wipe me out.
How is it in my best interest?" asked
Dee Bond, of
East Bernard in
Wharton County. "Let me rephrase
that -- I'm in 99 out of 100 of the
proposed routes and the possibilities. I
am not the only one that will be
affected and be wiped out and have to
start over. "
TxDOT officials said the maps are not
final. The exact route is still unknown,
but it will affect landowners.
Gary Trietsch with TxDOT said, "We're
going to try to minimize the taking.
But, at end of the day, we've got to be
honest with folks and some people will
Public hearings on the project start
next month. The state estimates it could
be three to five years before it starts