Where:

TAMIU Western Hemispheric Trade Center
Room 111
5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open House
6 p.m. Public Hearing

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed upgrade of 6.9 miles of the US 59 Loop in Laredo, based on Chapter 26: Protection of Public Parks and Recreational Lands in the Parks and Wildlife Code.  An open house will begin at 5 p.m. and will provide information and display exhibits related to the project. During the open house portion TxDOT staff will be available to answer questions. The public hearing will be conducted at 6 p.m. and the open house will reconvene after the presentation. This Chapter 26 public hearing is being held due to the proposed projects potential impacts to Lake Casa Blanca State Park and the Casa Blanca Golf Course.

Description:

The proposed US 59 Loop project limits are from International Blvd. to the existing overpass at the US 59/Loop 20 intersection. The existing facility is typically a six-lane roadway with signalized intersections at the major street crossings.  The proposed US 59 Loop mainlanes would consist of:
  • three-lane mainlanes and three-lane frontage roads in each direction
  • inside and outside shoulders
  • appropriately placed on and off ramps
  • interchanges at the five major street crossings

Spanish-speaking staff will be available at the public meeting.  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. For other special needs, please contact the TxDOT public information officer 956-712-7416 at least three days before the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Downloads:

Contact:

TxDOT Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043

(956) 712-7416
Email

Posted March 2, 2017.