TxDOT’s SH 249 Extension Spurs Lawsuit Threat by Property Owners

The Texas Tribune reports that some rural property owners in Grimes County are threatening to sue TxDOT over the routing of a segment of the SH 249 extension, a proposed toll road. The department has rejected the route it originally favored and is now considering two others. An official tells the newspaper, “The fact that we’ve had to look further and adjust that alignment some and go deeper with other alternatives . . . that wasn’t expected or anticipated but [it] did occur, and that’s part of the environmental process.”