Where:

Lubbock-Cooper Performing Arts Center
16302 Loop 493
Lubbock, TX 79423 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
6 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.

Description:

TxDOT will present plans to upgrade and widen FM 1585 by converting the existing two lane rural roadway to an access-controlled four lane divided freeway with frontage roads and ramps. Interchanges will be developed at cross streets and a multi-level interchange is proposed at US 87. The project limits are from 0.5 miles north of U.S. 62 to 0.5 miles east of U.S. 87, a length of approximately 12.4 miles. The proposed project is an added capacity roadway project and would require approximately 503 acres of additional right-of-way which will anticipates the displacement/relocation of 62 commercial and 75 residential properties. Information about the state’s Relocation Assistance Program, the benefits and services for displacees, as well as information about the tentative schedules for ROW 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

Maps showing of the project will be displayed at the public hearing and on the project studies website. Environmental documentation for the project will also be available for inspection at the hearing. This information will also be available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Lubbock District Office, 135 Slaton Road in Lubbock. Verbal and written comments are requested and may be presented at the hearing or by mail to Loop 88, 135 Slaton Road, Lubbock, TX 79404-5201. Comments must be received on or before October 27, 2017 to be part of the official hearing record. If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the hearing, please call (806) 748-4406. 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 (806) 748-4472 at least five working days prior to the meeting. 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 Lubbock District
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79403

(806) 748-4406

Email

Posted Sept. 11, 2017