Purpose: TxDOT is advising the public of the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed FM 565 roadway extension improvement project from Loop 207 to SH 146 in Mont Belvieu, Chambers County.
Description: The purpose of the proposed FM 565 Roadway Extension Project is to enhance mobility and improve safety by providing a direct connection from FM 565 to SH 146 by removing the portion of Loop 207 from FM 565 south to SH 146 that currently bisects an operating industrial facility.

The proposed project involves constructing a new two-lane roadway on a new location and incorporating the existing Avenue B alignment as an extension of FM 565. The new roadway would consist of two 12-foot-wide travel lanes with 10-foot-wide outside shoulders and no median in a right-of-way width of 120 feet. A traffic signal would be installed at the new intersection of SH 146/FM 565 with turn lanes on FM 565 and SH 146.

The proposed FM 565 extension would require approximately 2.96 acres of additional right of way plus the right of way of the existing Avenue B for a total right-of-way width of 120 feet. No residential displacements would be required; however, one business relocation would occur.

Copies of the FONSI, approved Environmental Assessment, and Certification of Public Involvement are available for public inspection and reproduction at the TxDOT Beaumont District Office:

8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708

If you should have questions or need additional information on this project, please contact the area engineer at (936) 336-2244.
Contact: TxDOT Beaumont District
8350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77708
(409) 892-7311