Notice Affording an Opportunity for Public Hearing - SH 46


Purpose: TxDOT is offering the opportunity to request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed project on a section of SH 46 between Esser Road and Ammann Road in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas.

Maps showing the project location and design, environmental document, construction schedules, and other information relative to the project are on file and available for viewing Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT San Antonio District Office located at 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229.

   
Description: TxDOT is proposing improvements to SH 46 between Esser Road and Ammann Road in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas. The total distance of the proposed project is approximately 1.79 miles. The proposed project is being developed to address safety and mobility concerns due to an increase in traffic.

The existing SH 46 roadway consists of two travel lanes (one in each direction) with a center turn lane. The proposed project would include widening SH 46 from a two-lane to a four-lane roadway with a continuous two-way left turn lane, designated right and left turn lanes in certain areas, and sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both eastbound and westbound SH 46. The proposed project would also include the construction of an underground storm sewer and the extension of existing culverts. Under the existing configuration, traffic can turn left from City Park Road onto SH 46. The project would include constructing a center median on SH 46 at this location, redirecting traffic to Charger Boulevard to turn left onto SH 46.

The existing right of way (ROW) varies from 100 feet wide to 125 feet wide. The proposed project would require the acquisition of approximately 0.52 acre of additional ROW north of SH 46 between Esser Road and Sharon Drive West and south of SH 46 adjacent to the Ranches at Creekside development. Approximately 0.28 acre of temporary construction easements would be required north and south of SH 46 throughout the project length. Work within 0.95 acre of existing drainage easements is anticipated in order to complete the proposed drainage improvements. The acquisition of ROW and easements to construct the proposed improvements to SH 46 would not require any commercial or residential displacements. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the ROW acquisition may be obtained from the TxDOT San Antonio District Office.

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.

   
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Deadline: Any interested citizen may request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for this project. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Monday, June 27, 2016, to the TxDOT San Antonio District Office, Ms. Gina Salazar-Dounson, Environmental Project Manager, 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229. If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact the San Antonio District Transportation Engineer at (210) 615-6434.
   
Contact: TxDOT San Antonio District
3500 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229

(210) 615-5839
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Posted May 25, 2016.