Notice Finding of No Significant Impact Bell Boulevard from Cedar Park Drive to South of Buttercup Creek Boulevard


Purpose:

This notice advises the public that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed Bell Boulevard Realignment project from Cedar Park Drive to south of Buttercup Creek Boulevard in Williamson County, Texas.

Description:

The proposed Bell Boulevard Realignment project would move the existing US 183 four-lane highway onto Old Highway 183 along the full extent of Old Highway 183 from Cedar Park Drive to south of Buttercup Creek Boulevard. The project includes grading, base, asphalt pavement, culverts, drainage improvements, utility relocation, water quality controls, signing, and pavement markings. To accommodate transitions with the existing lane configuration, the project would span from approximately 180 feet south of Cedar Park Drive to 700 feet south of the Buttercup Creek Boulevard/Bell Boulevard intersection.

The proposed preliminary design of the project includes approximately 0.8 mile of four-lane roadway along the proposed Bell Boulevard with the following general features:

  • Two 12-foot lanes in each direction on Bell Boulevard
  • Raised median with protected turn lanes
  • 10-foot shared-use path along the west side of the roadway with crosswalks at Buttercup Creek Boulevard and Park Street intersection
  • Safety illumination
  • Landscaping
The Build Alternative would require the acquisition of up to approximately 1.77 acres of new (additional) right of way. A public hearing was hosted on Feb. 21, 2019 to present improvements and gather input on plans.

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.
 

Contact:

TxDOT Austin District
P.O. Box 15426
Austin, TX 78761-5426

(512) 832-7000
Email

Posted: Sept. 24, 2019