Public Hearing - FM 1626 Widening and Improvement Project


Where:

Menchaca Elementary School Cafeteria
12120 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78748

When:

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
Open House: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Formal Hearing: 6 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to present planned improvements for FM 1626 from Brodie Lane to FM 2304 (Manchaca Road) in Travis County, Texas.

Description:

Improvements would include:
  • Widening from existing two-lane road to a five-lane road with a continuous center left-turn lane
  • Adding 5-foot-wide shoulders
  • Six-foot-wide pedestrian sidewalks would also be constructed throughout the length of the project limits on the north side of the roadway and from Manchaca Baptist Church to FM 2304 (Manchaca Road) on the south side of the highway

The proposed improvements would require approximately 5.3 acres of additional right of way (ROW), 1.6 acres of permanent easements, and 0.1 acre of temporary easements. The proposed project would displace one commercial building; no residential displacements would occur. Additionally, property would be required from a publicly owned recreational area located adjacent to the Menchaca Elementary School. This recreational area is a designated public property subject to Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacements may be obtained from the TxDOT Austin District Office.

All interested citizens are invited to attend this public hearing. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding this project are requested and may be presented for a period of 10 calendar days following the hearing. Written comments may be submitted by mail to the: Austin District Environmental Coordinator, P.O. Box 15426, Austin, TX 78761-5426, by fax to (512) 832-7157, or by email to agray@cdandp.com. Comments must be received on or before Jan. 25, 2016, in order to become part of the official hearing record.

The environmental review, consultation and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Austin District
Public Information Office
(512) 832-7060
Email

Updated March 17, 2016.