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Virtual Public Meeting - I-27 from Western Street to the US 60/US 87 Interchange in Randall County, Texas


Where:

The virtual public meeting pre-recorded presentation and other meeting materials will be posted on this page at the date and time listed below.

When:

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at 9 a.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing to improve I-27 north of Western Street in Amarillo to south of the US 60/US 87 interchange, which is north of Canyon, in Randall County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a virtual public meeting on the proposed project.

Description:

A pre-recorded video presentation will be provided and will include both audio and visual components. Maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules and other exhibits and information will also be available. Please note that the presentation will not be available on the website until the time and date listed above. If you do not have internet access, you may call (806) 356-3200 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process. Formal comments may be provided by mail or email by Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, as explained below.

The proposed improvements consist of adding capacity to a freight corridor by widening I-27 from four to six mainlanes (three lanes in each direction), improving ramps and frontage roads, reconstructing and improving bridges over intersecting cross streets and providing bike and pedestrian accommodations from Western Street to just south of Sundown Lane. The purpose of the proposed 10-mile project is to reduce congestion and improve mobility and safety by providing additional roadway capacity. Additionally, this project is proposed to meet future traffic demands due to population growth and increased traffic volumes within Amarillo and in the connection to Canyon.

Additional right of way will be required for the proposed project, subject to final design considerations. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT District Office by calling (806) 356-3200.

Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by mail to Blair Johnson, P.E., TxDOT Amarillo District Engineer, 5715 Canyon Drive, Amarillo, TX 79110. Written comments may also be submitted by email as described in the notice. Comments must be received or postmarked by Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. TxDOT will provide written responses to individual comments in a timely manner following the public meeting.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the virtual meeting, please call (806) 356-3200.

Special Accommodations:

The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting, please contact Sonja Gross, TxDOT Amarillo District Public Information Officer at (806) 356-3256 at least t working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is required, as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Memorandum of Understanding:

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. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Instructions for Viewing Presentation:

TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public meeting/hearing. Before viewing the video presentation, click on the link below to read through the instructions.

For full screen, please visit our YouTube page.