Where:

TxDOT Corpus Christi District Office, Building 2
1701 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
Open House 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Formal Public Hearing 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to provide information and gather comments on a proposed project to improve State Highway (SH) 286 from Farm-to-Market (FM) 43 to south of FM 2444 in Nueces County.  Comments must be received on or before March 15, 2019 to be a part of the official public hearing record.

Description:

The proposed project would displace five single-family residences and non-residential/non-commercial structures.  Businesses would not be displaced.  Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacees, as well as information about the tentative schedules for ROW acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT district office at the address listed below. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons. 

Portions of the proposed project area are located within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 100-year floodplain, which is defined as the zone with a one percent chance of a flood event occurring in any given year. The hydraulic design for the proposed improvements would be in accordance with current TxDOT and Federal Highway Administration design policies and procedures. The project would not increase the base flood elevation without coordination and approval from the appropriate FEMA Floodplain Administrator.  Approximately 0.14 acre of potential jurisdictional waters of the U.S. was identified within the project limits. Anticipated impacts would be authorized under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Nationwide Permit 14.  

The proposed project is needed to accommodate anticipated future growth in the area, to provide connectivity to other roadways in the region, improve safety, and facilitate access to major evacuation routes.

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (361) 808-2461 at least 2 working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some 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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Corpus Christi District
1701 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

(361) 808-2300

Email

Posted Feb. 12, 2019