Contact: Bob Colwell
Phone: (979) 778-9764
Date: April 15, 2016
BRAZOS COUNTY– The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public hearing for plans to improve the overpass of FM 60 (Raymond Stotzer Parkway) at FM 2818 (Harvey Mitchell Parkway) and to widen FM 2818 from FM 60 to FM 2347 (George Bush Drive). This public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gibb Gilchrist Building, Room 103, located at 2929 Research Parkway in College Station. Project information will be available for viewing by the public beginning at 5:00 p.m. for one hour prior to the formal hearing proceedings.
The existing FM 60 overpass facility consists of two 12-ft wide travel lanes in each direction, divided by a 12-ft wide left turn lane with a 4-ft flush median, bounded by 2-ft outside shoulders; the existing FM 60 Right-of-Way (ROW) is approximately 100-ft in width. The existing FM 2818 facility consists of two 11.5-ft wide travel lanes in each direction, divided by a 14-ft continuous two way left turn lane, bounded by 10-ft outside shoulders; the FM 2818 ROW width is approximately 320-ft.
The FM 60 overpass improvement project would redirect existing lanes at the FM 60/FM 2818 interchange into a diverging diamond configuration to improve safety and ease congestion. This would include the addition of a 12-ft westbound left turn lane to southbound FM 2818, a 12-ft eastbound left turn lane to northbound FM 2818, 6-ft inside and outside shoulders, a 10-ft shared use path and two 1-ft concrete barriers to separate the sidewalk from traffic. This would require widening the existing FM 60 bridge structure approximately 40-ft. No additional ROW would be required.
The FM 2818 widening project would add one additional travel lane in each direction, install curbed medians and traffic barrier from FM 2347 to FM 60, add turn lanes on FM 2347 and install a 12-ft shared use path along a portion of FM 2347. No additional ROW would be required. The project would traverse the 100-year floodplain of White Creek and would impact two wetlands.
Maps showing the project locations and design, environmental documentation, and other information related to the projects are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the TxDOT Bryan District Office located at 2591 North Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan, TX 77803. Information about these projects is also available on the TxDOT Projects and Studies web page.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this public hearing. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding these projects are requested and may be presented for a period of 10 calendar days following the hearing. Written comments may be submitted either in person or by mail to Mr. Chad Bohne, P.E., Bryan Director of Transportation Planning and Development at: TxDOT, 2591 North Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan, TX 77803. E-mail comments may be sent to Allison Kurwitz, P.E. with Bryan District Advance Planning Office at Allison.Kurwitz@txdot.gov Comments must be received on or before Monday, May 30, 2016 in order to become part of the official hearing record.
The public hearing will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to contact TxDOT at (979) 778-9601. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the public hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact Mr. Neal Riddle, P.E., at (979) 778-9791.
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 FHWA and TxDOT.
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