Where:

Texas A&M International University Zaffirini Student Success Center Room 101 (Map)
5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, TX  78041

When:

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(There will not be a formal presentation, just one-on-one discussions in an open house setting)

Purpose:

The TxDOT Laredo District is proposing to upgrade 6.9 miles of the US 59 Loop (formerly known as Loop 20 and Bob Bullock Loop) in northeastern Laredo to a full freeway facility.  This work is in cooperation with the Laredo Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Webb County-City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority. This section of the US 59 Loop (the “Loop”) is also part of the western leg of the Future I-69 system (I-69W) in south Texas. This project would be an additional and substantial phase of the ongoing work on the Loop.  The proposed US 59 Loop project limits are from International Blvd. to the existing overpass at the US 59/Loop 20 intersection.

Description:

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 12-foot travel lanes in each direction
  • a center concrete traffic barrier
  • inside and outside shoulders
  • appropriately placed on-off ramps

The mainlanes would be constructed between new, three-lane frontage roads.  Sidewalks and an adjacent multi-use bike/jogging/walking path are also proposed.  Mainlane overpasses are proposed at the Airport, Jacaman, University, Del Mar and Shiloh intersections.  The typical right-of-way width would be expanded from the current 150-ft. to 400-ft which would require the acquisition of approximately 182 acres.  Two governmental facilities are anticipated to be displaced; impacts to other existing facilities are not anticipated to require relocations. 

Project maps, drawings, schedules and environmental studies and technical reports regarding this project that are recorded in the official project file are available for public inspection and review at the TxDOT Laredo District Office at 1817 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo during normal business days and hours of operation (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For questions on the project, please contact the TxDOT Laredo District Environmental Specialist at (956) 712-7742. The TxDOT Laredo District and Area Office staff will be glad to discuss this project with any interested person(s).

Spanish-speaking staff will be available at the public meeting.  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.

Contact:

TxDOT Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043

(956) 712-7416
Email

Posted Nov. 10, 2016.