Environmental Study

Environmental Study for the SH 45SW Project

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, TxDOT conducted an environmental study of an area between MoPac and FM 1626. The study began in June 2013.

During the study, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) document was prepared to fully evaluate and disclose the potential impacts of the project.

Resources studied as part of the EIS include:

  • Land Use
  • Vegetation
  • Socioeconomic Resources
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Geology and Soils
  • Archeological Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Historic Resources
  • Noise Environment
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Groundwater Resources
  • Visual and Aesthetic Qualities
  • Surface Water Resources
  • Indirect and Cumulative Impacts

Final Environmental Impact Statment

The Final Environmental Impact Statement was completed in January 2015. View the Final Environmental Impact Statement (230MB).

On March 5, 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation issued a Record of Decision (ROD) which allowed the SH 45SW project to proceed to final design and construction, with specific commitments to protect the environment during its construction and operation.

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