Brenham City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission held a joint workshop this (Monday) morning to review the proposed roadway plan for the city. Brenham’s Director of Development Services Stephanie Doland reviewed the plan and said it had been in place for several years. The latest traffic plan was adopted by city council in 2014. The proposed plan was suspended in March 2020 due to COVID. It was also delayed pending TxDOT’s decision on the Highway 290 trefoil decision.
The plan is a comprehensive wish list of city staff that will be reviewed over the next 20 years. While most of Brenham’s arteries are controlled by TxDOT, the city has several connections to them. The main TxDOT project in the plan is the intersection of Clover Hwy 290 which is expected to start in 2026 and be completed by 2029. The plan identifies several street projects that the Town of Brenham plans to complete over the next few years. coming years. The plan also identifies several areas of the city’s existing streets that have problems. They include the intersection of Academy Street and Highway 105, the intersection of Day Street and Enterprise 36, the Market Street corridor through downtown, and the intersection of Martin Drive. Luther King Jr. and Park Street.
Doland reminded viewers of the plan that the proposed routes are subject to change and if the line runs straight through your property, that doesn’t mean the route will end there. She also said many roads will include sidewalks and cycle paths. The proposed plan is scheduled for a public hearing on January 24 before the Planning and Zoning Commission, and then is due to be presented to city council in February.