Residents Give TXDOT Feedback on Plans for Highway 249 Extension

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Fireworks in the Grimes County town of Plantersville Thursday night on plans for a new highway in that area.

The Texas Department of Transportation released more information on its proposed construction of an extension of State Highway 249 from Houston to Highway 105 in Navasota.

The so-called "Aggie Highway" would provide an alternative route between Houston and College Station to the current Highway 290/Highway 6 route.

The 249 extension is already being constructed in Montgomery County, but plans are in the works for the Grimes County section from FM 1774 to State Highway 105, which connects to Highway 6 in Navasota.

And some of the people who could be impacted by the construction showed up at a TXDOT presentation at the Plantersville Town hall.

This highway will provide an alternate route for a growing area between Navasota and Houston.

But not everyone is happy with it, especially those who are losing land.

One landowner said, "The green line cuts right through the middle of my property. I wouldn't sell my property at any price.

Another resident asked, "What's going to happen to all those people who live back there that has property back there? And all the Spanish people that live back there?"

TXDOT will be seeking more input from the public during an open house scheduled for Thursday, April 3rd from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Grimes County Expo Center in Navasota.