Notice Affording Opportunity for Public Hearing - US 82


Purpose: TxDOT and the City of Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, are proposing to make improvements to US 82 from Weber Drive to FM 371 and to Weber Drive in Gainesville, Texas. The total distance of the proposed project is approximately 6.004 miles. In accordance with the Texas Administrative Code Title 43, Part 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter 3, Rule §2.107, an open house was held on Feb. 5, 2015, to provide information regarding the proposed project and to gather input from the public.

The existing facility consists of two travel lanes in each direction with 8-foot outside shoulders. Throughout the project limits the median varies from no median, to curb and gutter, or a 30-foot-wide grassy median. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width varies from 80 feet to greater than 300 feet. No new right of way or easements are proposed with this project. No residential or commercial displacements are proposed with this project.

Maps showing the design as well as the environmental documentation and tentative construction schedule relative to the project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Gainesville Area Office located at 2615 West Highway 82, Gainesville, TX 76240.

Any interested citizen may request a public hearing for this project. Requests for public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before December 25, 2015, to the TxDOT District Office, Michael Beaver, P.E., Director of Transportation Planning and Development, 1601 Southwest Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX 76302-4906. For questions regarding the project contact Stephanie Manry at (940) 720-7733 or Shaun Barnes at (940) 720-7744.

   
Description: The proposed improvements along the corridor include:
  • Intersection improvements along US 82 at the following cross streets: I-35, Culberson Dr., Weaver St., Lawrence Rd., FM 372 and Fair Ave.
  • Added turn lanes
  • An additional travel lane within the most heavily traveled segment from IH 35 to Lawrence Street
  • Re-striping to add an additional lane from the I-35 frontage road to Lawrence Street
  • Addition of curb and gutter at various locations throughout the project
  • Turnarounds at FM 372 west to east and east to west
  • Right-turn lanes at FM 3092 and FM 371 to improve traffic flow
  • Pedestrian facilities, safety end treatments and signs and signals upgraded at various locations throughout the project area
  • Additionally, the City of Gainesville proposes improvements along Weber Drive to include widening, re-striping, new signs, driveway improvements, adding curb and gutter and concrete ditch paving.

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: Written requests must be submitted on or before Dec. 25, 2015.
   
Contact: Citizens may request a public hearing by submitting a written request to:

TxDOT Wichita Falls District Office
Michael Beaver, P.E., Director of Transportation Planning and Development
1601 Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302-4906
(940) 720-7733
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