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Section 3: Acquisition of Land for Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Disposal Area Sites

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TxDOT acquires disposal area sites along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as required under the Texas Coastal Waterway Act of 1975. These sites are acquired in fee simple, and then the state conveys a surface easement to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a specific term and use. These sites are acquired only in Districts along the Texas coast.

The Transportation Planning and Programming Division (TPP) is the lead Division for this type of acquisition, and acquisition costs come out of TPP’s budget. The ROW Division assists in the acquisition process.

The site selection process is quite extensive and involves various state and federal agencies. If this type of site is selected to be acquired, the ROW Division will furnish instructions to the District before contact with the landowner(s) is made and before negotiations for buying land for this use are begun.

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