ROW Acquisition

TxDOT and Union Pacific Come to an Agreement

The following statement has been released by the Texas Department of Transportation Houston District.

“TxDOT is pleased to have reached a negotiated settlement with Union Pacific Railroad and right of way acquisitions are moving forward.  TxDOT is diligently working toward having the SH 146 reconstruction project ready and available for letting this coming summer (2018).“

Right-of-Way Acquisition

Right-of-way acquisition began in January 2016 and Seabrook will start to see storefronts closed and demolished in 2017. Taco Bell/KFC will close their doors at the end of January 2017 and shortly after the Seabrook House of Flowers will be relocating the Pelican Plaza off NASA Parkway across from Endeavor Marina.

As the year progresses residents can expect additional dining and retails stores along the highway corridor to either close or relocate. All the storefronts currently located on the west side of the highway will be impacted. To help retain businesses the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) in conjunction with the City of Seabrook is actively engaging with the businesses that will be affected.

The SEDC has been and will continue to work with development groups to identify suitable property within Seabrook to accommodate business relocation. The SEDC is also seeking developers who see potential growth in our area as a result of the expanded highway. Seabrook is prime for new development due to it’s proximity to Houston, NASA, the petrochemical industry, and the port region in addition to being a gateway for tourists who visit Space Center Houston, Galveston, Kemah and the new cruise terminal.

If you are a business that will be impacted by the expansion project you can expect to receive a letter from TxDOT. If you receive correspondence from other agencies other than TxDOT offering relocation assistance or other opportunities and you have questions about what they are offering you may contact Paul Chavez, (281) 291.5730, with the SEDC, who can help answer your questions.

SH 146 Expansion Project right-of-way acquisitions to begin

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, members from Seabrook City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Economic Development Corporation and city staff met with the Texas Department of Transportation and other organizations regarding the expansion of State Highway 146. During the meeting, TxDOT informed the City of Seabrook that property appraisals and right-of-way acquisitions on any properties and businesses that will be directly impacted by the expansion of the highway would now begin.

Over the next several months TxDOT will:

  • Review property titles for acquisition

  • Conduct property appraisals

  • Negotiate with property owners
    Please note that property acquisition and relocation negotiations must be provided by an approved TxDOT representative.  If an individual or business that claims they can negotiate your settlement with TxDOT approaches you please contact TxDOT directly to ensure it is not a scam.

  • Business relocation

  • Property demolition

  • Letting of expansion project (expected to begin Summer 2018)

  • Construction (expected to begin Fall 2018)

Right-of-way acquisition negotiations between Union Pacific and TxDOT are ongoing.

The City of Seabrook can assist any business that wishes to relocate within the City of Seabrook. If your business will be impacted by the expansion project please contact the City of Seabrook Economic Development Director, Paul Chavez, to discuss your relocation options by calling (281) 291-5730 or emailing

If you have questions regarding the expansion project you are encouraged to contact the TxDOT Public Information Office by calling (713) 802-5076 or by emailing

The City of Seabrook will continue to post project updates to our website at