Notice Affording an Opportunity for a Public Hearing – US 59 Loop


Purpose:

TxDOT is offering the opportunity to request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed project on a section of US 59 (formerly known as Loop 20 and Bob Bullock Loop) in northern Laredo, Webb County. This section of US 59 is also part of the western leg of the Future I-69 system (I-69W) in south Texas.

Any interested citizen may request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for this project. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Feb. 24, 2016, to the Texas Department of Transportation – Laredo District, Attn: Laredo District Environmental Coordinator, 1817 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, Texas 78043

If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact the Laredo District Environmental Coordinator at (956) 712-7742.

 

Maps and drawings showing the project location and design, environmental document, tentative construction schedules and other information relative to the project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Texas Department of Transportation – Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, Texas 78043

Description:

The proposed US 59/Loop project limits are from 0.33-mile west of I-35 (at the eastern end of the existing I-69W mainlanes) to 0.160-mile west of McPherson Road (at the western side of that overpass bridge structure).

The proposed mainlanes would include:

  • Three 12-foot travel lanes in each direction
  • Center concrete traffic barrier
  • Inside and outside shoulders
  • Appropriately placed on-off ramps

The mainlanes would be constructed between the existing loop frontage roads within the existing, approximately 300-ft. wide right-of-way.

This project would fully integrate with the existing I-69W mainlanes west of I-35 as well as the McPherson Road interchange that opened to traffic in 2014. It will also integrate with the International Boulevard interchange project that is currently under a construction contract; construction work there is scheduled to start in the near future. Upon completion of these projects, through traffic will have uninterrupted service from International Blvd. to the entrance to the World Trade International Bridge IV. All of these interrelated projects are to be constructed to urban interstate (I-69W) design standards.

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:

Citizens may request a public hearing by submitting a written request to:

TxDOT Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043
(956) 712-7416
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