Cottage Grove - TxDOT Project - Important Info & Meeting
Please join us this Wednesday, March 24, from 8-9pm to discuss the I-10 TxDOT project that will substantially impact our neighborhood. We will review, discuss, and vote to send a letter on behalf of Cottage Grove Civic Association to TxDOT and elected officials. There will be time for discussion and Q&A. Zoom meeting details are available on the event details private to the Cottage Grove Facebook page.
After our neighborhood meeting on March 3rd and subsequent Super Neighborhood, 22 meetings we have drafted a Civic Association letter in response to TxDOT regarding the proposed Inner Katy Managed lanes project. We have assessed the project materials to the best of our ability and do not feel that any of the proposed concepts should be accepted or supported by the neighborhood.
We ask that you act before the comment period ends on March 31st and:
Inform TxDOT that you do not support any options because of concerns to your home and neighborhood in ways of noise, pollution, and right of way acquisition.
Inform TxDOT that they should reconsider the scale of the project and look at alternatives that can minimize impact to our neighborhood while still accomplishing their goals.
Each concept has the potential for substantial impact in terms of noise, pollution, or right of way acquisition.
We encourage you to review our letter and provide feedback during the special neighborhood meeting on March 24th. After feedback is collected and incorporated we will submit the letter to TxDOT.
We ask all residents to review the project materials for themselves and provide comment. We have included an example comment below that is in line with our proposed letter. It’s important to understand that this is very early in the project process and there will be more opportunities to provide feedback to TxDOT.
Dear TxDOT Houston District - Advanced Project Development Director,
I am a resident of Cottage Grove and have recently been informed of the I-10 Inner Katy Managed lanes project. After reviewing the project materials I am very concerned about all concepts proposed and the impacts they may have on my home and neighborhood.
Concept A appears to threaten homes along the feeder and our only green space, Cottage Grove Park. Concept B brings the noise and pollution of I-10 upwards on elevated freeway decks and projects it across our neighborhood.
Concept C does both – elevating the freeway lanes and then bringing them immediately adjacent to our homes and park.
I oppose all options. TxDOT should reconsider the scale of this project and look at alternatives that will have less impact on the neighborhood.