Public Hearing and Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment for I-30 from Bass Pro Drive to West of FM 2642, Dallas and Rockwall Counties


Where:

Royse City High School Cafeteria
700 S. FM 2642
Royse City, TX 75189 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
Open House: 6 p.m.
Formal Hearing: 7 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed improvements to I-30 from Bass Pro Drive in Dallas County to west of Farm-to-Market (FM) 2642 in Dallas and Rockwall Counties, Texas. Comments must be received on or before Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, to be a part of the official record.

Description:

Proposed improvements to I-30 would reconstruct and/or widen this highway from Bass Pro Drive in Dallas County to west of FM 2642 in Rockwall County, approximately 17 miles through the Cities of Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, Mobile City, Fate, and Royse City. Beginning at Bass Pro to Horizon, the proposed improvements would widen this existing section of the roadway to accommodate adding shoulders along the existing 4 mainlanes (currently 3 lanes and one auxiliary lane in each direction). From Dalrock Road to SH 205, the proposed improvements would reconstruct and widen this section from six mainlanes (3 lanes in each direction) to eight mainlanes (4 lanes in each direction), and would reconstruct the four discontinuous frontage roads (2 lanes in each direction) to six-lane continuous frontage roads (3 lanes in each direction), to include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations crossing Lake Ray Hubbard. From SH 205 to West of FM 2642 (Hunt County Line), the proposed improvements would reconstruct and widen this section from four mainlanes (2 lanes in each direction) to six mainlanes (3 lanes in each direction), and would reconstruct the existing four-lane frontage roads (two lanes in each direction). Other improvements for this project include the reconstruction of interchanges at Horizon Road, FM 548, and FM 35, construction of new interchanges at Ben Payne Road / Rochelle Road, Blackland Road, and Floyd Road (future Outer Loop), and associated ramp modifications. The existing facility has a typical right of way (ROW) width of 300-454 feet, with the maximum width at interchanges reaching about 700 feet. The improvements would require an additional 10-60 feet of proposed new ROW at various locations, with the greatest amount of new ROW occurring at the Sabine and Sabine Creek Tributary bridges. Approximately 34.60 acres of new right of way (ROW), 12.07 acres of temporary easements, and 1.17 acres of permanent easements would be required to accommodate the proposed improvements, widening, ramps, and bridge structures. The new ROW required includes 19.41 acres of Lake Ray Hubbard ROW. Although additional right of way is required, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.  Noise abatements are proposed at two locations within the project corridor.

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 (214) 320-4480 at least two 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.

Downloads:

Contact:

TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
(214) 320-4480
Email

Posted Jan. 4, 2019