You are invited to a Special Public Meeting being held at City Hall on October 15th to review the findings of the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) South Kirkwood Road Traffic Study, which was presented to City Council at the September Council Meeting. This $50,000 study, funded, controlled, and conducted by HGAC, did a comparison of several different traffic and renovation options for the Meadows Place portion of South Kirkwood Road that was included in the Fort Bend County Mobility Bond project. Amongst others, there will be experts from HGAC and HDR Engineering to answer your questions regarding costs, safety, traffic flow, esthetics, environmental impact, and anything else you want to ask them. This is an Open Format, go through at your own pace meeting with several stations located throughout the Council Chambers. This is designed to let you personally visit with, and ask questions directly to, the many different experts and engineers that will be there.
This report states -“As part of this study, traffic data was collected, warrant analysis was conducted and existing and proposed conditions were analyzed…” Much of the data analyzed in this report takes traffic expertise to understand. That is why HGAC Director of Transportation Alan Clark so kindly agreed to have experts at this Public Meeting to decipher and make clear the data in the report and, to answer your questions.
Save the Date – October 15th, at City Hall. This meeting is open to all residents and will run from 6:30 until 8:00 pm. This will be a great, self-paced format, which allows you to talk to, visit with and ask questions of the experts and engineers one-on-one, or, if you choose, you can fill out one of the Question and Comments cards, drop it in the box, and the City will make sure you have an answer, by an expert, in ten (10) days or less. All Question and Comments cards received will be taken into account and will be part of the final analysis, report conclusion and ultimately, part of the preferred recommendation.
You asked for it, you got it – a chance to see what was being studied, a chance to ask questions, and a chance to add your thoughts and feelings to the process.
Hope to see you there.
Mayor Charles D. Jessup IV