Public Hearing - Amistad Acres Road


Where: Val Verde County Court at Law
207 E. Losoya St.
Del Rio, TX 78840
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Open House: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Formal Presentation: 6 p.m.
   
Purpose: TxDOT and Val Verde County invite you to a public hearing for a proposed two-mile access road from Box Canyon Road to Amistad Acres subdivision. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information during the open house. A formal presentation and citizen comment period will begin at 6 p.m.

All interested persons are invited to attend and provide comments. Written and verbal comments must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015. Written comments may be submitted in person or mailed to the following address:

Adams Environmental, Inc.
Attn: Brian Gottschalk
12000 Crownpoint, Suite 120
San Antonio, TX 78233

Individuals with special communication or accommodation needs should call (830) 774-7552 at least five business days prior to the hearing. The hearing will be conducted in English; requests for language interpreters should also be made at least five business days prior to the hearing. Val Verde County will make every reasonable effort to accommodate special needs. Spanish speaking staff will be present at the hearing.

Plans showing the design and location of the project, the Environmental Assessment document and other pertinent information are on file and available for inspection at the Val Verde County Judge’s office located at 400 Pecan St., Del Rio, TX.
   
Description: Val Verde County, in conjunction with the TxDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to construct a paved roadway to the Amistad Acres subdivision near the Amistad Reservoir northwest of Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas. Current access to Amistad Acres is along an existing unpaved private road (Holman Drive), which bisects a ranch headquarters.

The purpose of this project is to create a dedicated Val Verde County roadway that will route traffic from Box Canyon Road to Amistad Acres.

The proposed access road will:
  • Eliminate the need for subdivision traffic to pass through private property
  • Consist of two 10-foot lanes and two four-foot shoulders (28-foot total pavement width)
  • Reside within an approximately 50-foot-wide right-of-way easement on two properties, requiring 10.27 acres of roadway easement
This Public Hearing is being held in accordance with Chapter 26-Protection of Public Parks and Recreational Lands of the Parks and Wildlife Code because this project will result in impacts to approximately 1.04 acres of the Amistad National Recreation Area at two locations. The first area is a 2,800 linear foot segment of the existing right of way just east of the entrance into Amistad Acres. The second area is a crossing of Box Canyon drainage located approximately 4,150 feet south of the northern project terminus at Box Canyon Road.

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. 17, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
   
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Contact: TxDOT Public Information Officer
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043
(956) 712-7416
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