Public Meeting - I-69 East US 77/83


Where:

Olmito Elementary School Cafeteria (Map)
2500 Arroyo Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78526

When:

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Open House: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Presentation: 6 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT, in conjunction with the Brownsville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is proposing improvements to I-69E (US 77 / 83), from 0.35 mile north of Old Alice/Stillman Rd to 0.40 mile south of Merryman Rd. The total distance of the project is approximately 0.1 mile.

Description:

The proposed project would include:

  • Improving the overpasses for the northbound and soutbound frontage roads at the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) intersection
  • Improving a separate overpass used as a shared use path for pedestrians and bicycles is proposed adjacent to the northbound frontage road. The pedestrian and bicycle path would facilitate a safer route across the existing UPRR tracks

The purpose of the project is to improve frontage road operations (continuous frontage roads over the RR tracks) and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The majority of the proposed project would be done within the existing right of way (ROW).  Approximately 1.4 acres of new ROW would be needed to improve pedestrian and cyclist movements. Although additional right of way is required, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.

Location maps, geometric design, and other information regarding the project are available to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

TxDOT Pharr District Office
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

Written comments may be submitted until Nov. 30, 2016.

People interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to call (956) 702-6161.  Requests should be made at least five days prior to the public meeting. 

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 Pharr District
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 702-6100
Email

Updated Nov. 3, 2016.