Where:

The Link
6750 Baker Blvd.
Richland Hills TX, 76118 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
6 p.m. Open House
7 p.m. Formal Hearing Presentation

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and gather public input on the proposed reconstruction of I-820 from approximately 2,000 feet north of Pipeline Road/Glenview Drive to approximately 3,200 feet south of Randol Mill Road. Additionally, SH 121 would be reconstructed from the southern I-820/SH 121 interchange to approximately 5,000 feet west of Handley-Ederville Road in Tarrant County, Texas.

Description:

The portion of I-820 to be reconstructed is described in two segments. The north segment extends from the northern I-820/SH 121/SH 183 interchange south to Trinity Boulevard. The existing roadway along this segment includes up to four northbound and five southbound general purpose main lanes with discontinuous frontage roads varying from two to three lanes in each direction. The proposed project would reconstruct this segment to include up to five northbound and six southbound general purpose main lanes, in addition to auxiliary lanes. The proposed project would also include one managed toll lane in each direction and continuous frontage roads that would vary from one to three lanes in each direction along this segment. The south segment extends between Trinity Boulevard to Randol Mill Road. The existing roadway along this segment includes two general purpose main lanes in each direction. The proposed project would reconstruct this segment to include five general purpose main lanes each direction. 

The existing roadway of SH 121, from I-820 to Handley-Ederville Road, varies from two to three general purpose main lanes each direction and includes continuous frontage roads consisting of two lanes in each direction. The proposed project would reconstruct this segment of SH 121 to include three general purpose main lanes in each direction, one managed toll lane in each direction and continuous frontage roads varying from one to three lanes in each direction.

Along I-820 the existing right of way width typically varies from 350 feet to 400 feet and along SH 121 the existing right of way width typically varies from 347 feet to 373 feet. The proposed project would include the existing right of way and would require approximately 23 acres of new right of way and approximately 0.025 acres of easements.  The amount of additional right of way that would be required for the project varies up to a typical width of approximately 238 feet along I-820 and up to a width of 7 feet along SH 121.  Additional widths of up to approximately 50 feet would be required along Trinity Boulevard and up to approximately 25 feet would be required along Handley‑Ederville road near the north intersection with SH 121.   The proposed project would displace three commercial structures. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacees, as well as information about the tentative schedules for right of way acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT District Office at the address listed below. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.

The proposed project crosses the West Fork Trinity River and Calloway Branch, occurs within a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated 100-year floodplain and is within the Trinity River Corridor Development Regulatory Zone.

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The public hearing will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (817) 370-6610 at least three working days prior to the hearing. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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 Fort Worth District
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133

(817) 370-6594

Email

Posted Sept. 15, 2017