Scores of Grimes residents and families gathered at Navasota Junior High School recently to tell TxDoT what they think of its proposed 249 toll road.
Among the plentiful opposition were three generations of one old Grimes family. And family spokesman Chad Nobles said all but one of the project’s proposed routes cuts right through his family’s land.
Then following much searching, Navasota News was able to find one Grimes resident, Tommy Williams, who’s in favor of the plan. He says, other counties have choked on traffic because they didn’t prepare and Grimes needs to get ready for growth before it gets here.
Much of last Thursday night’s open-comments were requests to widen 1774 instead of building the toll road. Though, Williams and others believe that would affect more families And TxDoT’s Bobby Colwell promised that the current 249 proposal won’t force any home or business to move.
While TxDoT’s Chad Bohne said there is still a no-build option, because his department is concerned about upcoming growth in our area, he admitted it is still recommending a go-ahead on the 249 project.
Keep it on Navasota News for more on the proposed 249 toll road as it develops.