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 State Highway 286 project from FM 43 to south of FM 2444 in Nueces County, Texas.

Description:

The proposed SH 286 project would improve SH 286 within the project limits from a two lane undivided highway to a controlled access four-lane freeway with two 12 foot main lanes in each direction, the main lanes having four foot inside shoulders and 10 foot outside shoulders, two 12 foot frontage road lanes in each direction with a 12 foot outside shoulder, entrance and exit ramps, and five foot sidewalks outside the frontage road shoulders. The proposed improvements would include grade separations at CR 20A, CR 22, and FM 2444.

To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final environmental assessment (EA), which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts. On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development. Additionally, as TxDOT does not provide retroactive (retrofit) abatement (known as a Type II program), this project area would not be eligible for potential noise abatement until the next major highway improvement project.

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 South Padre Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

(361) 808-2300
Email

Posted Oct. 9, 2019