from John Kelly, PE, Loop1/MoPac Project Team

The Loop1 / MoPac Project Team is
getting up to speed. As mentioned in recent news reports, we plan to construct
three sample sound barrier walls this spring at the TxDOT Bull Creek facility
for the public to see and study. The walls will have a variety of sample
architectural finishes. Next year, we will invite interested citizens to join
an architectural advisory committee to help select an architectural theme for
the corridor.

More broadly, we will begin the environmental review and
public involvement process shortly after the holidays. We really hope to get a
broad range of folks involved over the upcoming year. As always, we really
appreciate MoNAC’s interest and "constructive engagement" in this
important project.