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Another round of studies of the I-69 branch of the Trans-Texas Corridor is nearing completion. A project of the national highway system, I-69 could add several thousand miles of new roadway along the 1600 mile Corridor that is proposed to cut through southern and eastern Texas . . . and you can bet that none of those miles will be appropriate for cycling.
Many rural highways will likely be buried beneath the new Corridor. At a public meeting in Katy last month, one of the alignments being considered included FM 359 and Winner Foster Road, near Fulshear.
Placement of the TTC over these roads would destroy one of the more beautiful and accessible bicycle routes west of Houston. The Winner Foster loop is currently used by many teams training for the MS 150.
As the Trans-Texas Corridor is developed, it is likely that many bicycle routes will be interrupted. The map is far from finalized, and TxDOT is encouraging public feedback through August 29.
Comment forms are available online at www.i69corridorstudy.com
You can also write to: 1-69/TTC PO Box 14428 Austin, TX 78761 or call 1-866-554-6989.