The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), as the lead agency, is proposing to improve Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 471 (Culebra Road) from State Highway (SH) 211 to Old FM 471 in Bexar and Medina Counties. The proposed project would expand the existing FM 471 (Culebra Road) from SH 211 to Old FM 471 from a 2-lane undivided roadway to a 4-lane divided roadway with turn lanes and raised medians, a total distance of approximately 3 miles.
The proposed improvements include the following:
- Widen FM 471 from a 2-lane roadway to a 4-lane roadway with raised medians
- Drainage improvements and bike and pedestrian accommodations
- An overpass at SH 211 over FM 471, to connect to the proposed SH 211 extension south of FM 471
The existing facility is within a variable right-of-way (ROW) between 80- and 120-ft wide. The proposed right of way width will be 120 feet for the length of the corridor. Approximately 6.54 acres of additional ROW will be required for the proposed improvements. Although additional ROW is required, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.
Texas has been aggressively acquiring private land through condemnation for transportation projects across the state to accommodate the needs of a growing population. Please contact us immediately if you have been contacted by TxDOT or any of their representatives. The important thing to remember is that even if you’ve received a letter in the mail from a condemnation entity informing you of their intentions, this does not mean that it’s a done deal. There are many ways to influence the condemnation process to ensure that your wants and needs are met, but it’s important that you involve knowledgeable professionals that can help guide you through the process.