Brazoria County Residents Invited to Transportation Public Meeting
HOUSTON, TX – On Nov. 12 and 14, Brazoria County residents have the opportunity to weigh-in on the future of transportation in Brazoria County. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) partnered with the county to conduct a transportation study known as the Brazoria County Thoroughfare Plan to consider the future needs of the county’s transportation system.
“A thoroughfare plan is a long-range (50+year) plan that identifies the general location and type of roadway facilities that are needed to meet projected long-term growth in the county,” Carlene Mullins, senior transportation planner for H-GAC said.
Once the study is completed next March, the thoroughfare plan will provide the county with an updated planning tool that can be used to guide, manage, and design a transportation network that improves connectivity, mitigates congestion, and accommodates new development and growth. According to Mullins, public input is an essential part of developing the long-range plan.
“We look forward to connecting with people living in Brazoria County at one of our public meetings to collect their input on the transportation challenges and needs, as well as solutions, for the area,” Mullins said.
The first public meeting will take place on Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Civic Center and the second public meeting will be on Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nolan Ryan Center at Alvin Community College. A presentation will begin at 6 p.m. with an open house following the informational session.