Public Hearing - Proposed Removal/Transfer to the North Texas Tollway Authority of a Portion of SH 121


Where:

TxDOT Collin County Office (Map)
2205 South State Highway 5
McKinney, TX 75069

When:

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016
6 p.m.

Purpose:

The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public hearing to receive comments concerning the proposed removal of a portion of SH 121 from the state highway system and transfer to the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA).

Description:

Proposed removal of a portion of SH 121 to be transferred to the NTTA to be used by the NTTA for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a turnpike project. The portion of SH 121 under consideration is from the west side of Watters Road overpass through the north, east and south limits of the construction required to complete the US 75/SH 121 Interchange (which has been constructed and is operational) in Collin County.

Transportation Code, §228.151, authorizes the department to lease, sell or transfer in another manner a toll project or system that is part of the state highway system, including a non-tolled state highway or a segment of a non-tolled state highway converted to a toll project, to a governmental entity that has the authority to operate a tolled highway.  A lease, sale or transfer is subject to a prior public hearing in each county in which the project is located, and is subject to the Texas Transportation Commission (commission) and the Governor approving the transfer of the toll project or system as being in the best interests of the state and the entity receiving the project or system.  Transportation Code, §228.153, requires the authority to reimburse the department for any expenditures of the department for the financing, design, development, construction, operation or maintenance of the highway that have not been reimbursed with the proceeds of bonds issued for the highway, unless the commission finds that the transfer will result in substantial net benefits to the state, the department and the public that equal or exceed that cost.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the hearing and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact the Dallas District Public Information Office, Texas Department of Transportation, 4777 E. Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150-6643, telephone (214) 320-6100 at least two work days prior to the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Written comments may be submitted following the public hearing to:

Texas Department of Transportation - Dallas District
4777 E. Highway 80
Mesquite, TX  75150-6643 

The deadline for submitting written comments is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016.

Downloads:

Contact:

TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office

(214) 320-4480
Email

Posted Aug. 2, 2016.