The Texas State DOT is looking into research on the practicality of and environmental sustainability for the Highway 36A project. If this project passes and is completed, it would result in a 65-mile stretch of highway that would create a path from Port Freeport, to Brazosport, to North Texas.
The Highway 36A project was first proposed in the 2017 Waller County Mobility plan. It is still too early in the planning stages of this project to project a cost, construction timeline, etc.
This new highway will present a few different key solutions:
- Providing an additional route for hurricane evacuation.
- Moving freight out of Port Freeport for the growing local population.
- Expanding the highway system through the rapid growth counties of Fort Bend, Waller, and Brazoria.
Be sure to check the Texas DOT website for more information and news on the Highway 36A project.