Notice Affording Opportunity for Public Hearing -US 59 from FM 1686 to LP 463


Purpose:

TxDOT is the lead agency proposing to add frontage roads to United States (US) 59 from Farm to Market (FM) 1686 to State Loop (LP) 463 east of the City of Victoria, Victoria County, Texas. This notice advises the public that draft environmental documents are available for public review and that TxDOT is affording an opportunity for a public hearing on the proposed project.

Description:

The project proposes to construct southbound and northbound one-way frontage roads along US 59 consisting of two 12-foot travel lanes with 10-foot outside shoulders and 4-foot inside shoulders.

The proposed frontage roads would be separated from the main lanes by a grass median. The proposed project would also construct an overpass approximately midway through the project limits as well as construct additional entrance and exit ramps. The purpose of the proposed project is to upgrade this section of US 59 to meet interstate standards. The project is needed to improve safety, enhance mobility in the area, and to control access.

The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is approximately 330 feet. The proposed project would not require additional ROW. The proposed project would not require any residential or non-residential displacements.

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 August 3, 2017, to:

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

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules and other information regarding the project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

TxDOT Victoria Area Office
11401 US 59N
 Victoria, TX 77905

or

TxDOT Yoakum District Office
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995

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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Contact:

TxDOT Yoakum District
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995

(361) 293-4300
Email

Posted July 3, 2017.