Notice of Availability - US 59 Wharton County


Purpose:

This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed US 59 Upgrade Project from FM 2919 to FM 710 in Wharton County, Texas.

Description:

The project will include:

  • Four 12-foot travel lanes (two in each direction)
  • 12-foot shoulders on the inside and the outside of the mainlines

Frontage roads

  • Four 12-foot travel lanes (two in each direction)
  • Four-foot inside shoulders and ten-foot outside shoulders

The right of way (ROW) will vary from 350 feet to 500 feet in width. Approximately 441 acres of additional ROW will be required.

To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final EA, which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts. On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development.

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 Yoakum District
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995

(361) 293-4300
Email

 

Posted June 26, 2017