Public Hearing - US 59 Wharton County


Where:

Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, TX 77488 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Open House
6:30 p.m. Hearing

Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing to upgrade US 59 to Interstate Highway Standards from FM 2919 to FM 710 in Wharton County, Texas.

Description:

The proposed project would include:
  • A four-lane divided roadway (two 12-foot lanes in each direction) with 4-foot inside shoulders and 12-foot outside shoulders divided by a depressed grass median that varies from 34 to 62 feet in width
  • Continuous frontage roads (two12-foot lanes in each direction) with 10-foot outside shoulders and 4-foot inside shoulders

Total length of the proposed construction area is 39.5 miles in length.

After the hearing, written comments may be submitted to:

TxDOT Yoakum District
Attn: Director of Transportation Planning and Development
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995

Comments must be postmarked, faxed to (361) 293-4372 or emailed by Feb. 24, 2017, for inclusion in the public hearing record.

The hearing will be conducted in English. People interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to call (361) 293-4436. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

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 Yoakum District
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995

(361) 293-4300
Email

Posted Jan. 10, 2017