AUSTIN – TxDOT, in cooperation with Hays County, will conduct a public hearing to discuss the proposed widening and realignment of FM 2001 from I-35 to SH 21, on Tuesday, March 28, at Studio Estates Club House, located at 6880 Goforth Road, Kyle, TX 78640.
The hearing will begin with an open house at 5 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6 p.m. A public comment session will be held after the presentation.
The purpose of the proposed FM 2001 project is to improve safety and mobility, as well as connect I-35 to SH 21. As currently proposed, the 8.5-mile project would eliminate the 90-degree turns on FM 2001 and connect the road north and south of SH 21, improving travel times for commuters and emergency vehicles.
The project includes both an urban and suburban road design. The urban sections are located at each end of the project and would consist of two 12-foot lanes in each direction, a 16-foot raised median, five-foot bike lanes and a six-foot sidewalk. The suburban section is located in the middle of the project and would consist of two 12-foot lanes, a 10-foot outside shoulder in each direction, and a 16-foot center two-way left-turn lane, as well as an allowance for future five-foot sidewalks. The shoulders that would be built along the suburban section as part of the proposed project would accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the area before the sidewalks are constructed.
The proposed improvements would require 114 acres of additional right-of-way, five acres of temporary easements, and just over 4.5 acres of permanent easements. The estimated total project cost is $35.5 million. The project would be constructed in phases, as construction funds are made available.
The environmental document, maps, drawings and other project information will be on display at the hearing.
Written comments may be
Written comments must be received by Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in order to be included in the official public hearing record.
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