Where:

Gainesville Civic Center
311 S. Weaver St.
Gainesville, TX 86240 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the open house is to gather public input on updates to the planning and design of a proposed US 82 reliever route in Gainesville. After reviewing feedback from an open house held last October, TxDOT has made revisions to the design of a potential US 82 reliever route in Gainesville. Interested citizens are invited to attend this second open house to review and comment on updated alternatives for a route southeast of the city that is generally bound by IH 35 on the west and FM 678 to the east.

Members of the project development team and engineering consultants will be on hand to answer questions. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.

Description:

US 82 is a major thoroughfare for motorists and trucks and as population and commercial activity continue to grow in the area, it has become necessary to move forward with the planning and design of a reliever route that can more adequately meet the capacity and safety needs of the corridor.

A study is currently underway to identify a recommended alignment that can be carried forward into future phases of project development. The US 82 Reliever Route Study focuses on an area southeast of Gainesville in Cooke County, Texas, that is generally bound by I-35 to the west and FM 678 to the east. This effort has built upon previous US 82 Feasibility Studies, with the most recent completed in December 2012. The current study is evaluating different types of roadway configurations.

To best understand community needs and concerns, local community leaders have been engaged for the study. Similar to other TxDOT studies, a working group has been established to help TxDOT identify and assess transportation needs, and to review technical data and planning assumptions. Working group members include county commissioners, city staff and local business representatives.

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. This open house will be conducted in English. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (940) 720-7700 at least three working days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. 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 December 16, 2014, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Wichita Falls District
1601 Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302

(940) 720-7700
Email

Posted April 12, 2017