Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact - FM 455 Widening Project, Denton County


Purpose:

This notice advises the public that TxDOT has issued a Finding of No Significiant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed reconstruction and widening of FM 455 from west of FM 2450 to east of Marion Road, a distance of 5.53 miles, in the City of Sanger, Denton County, TX.  

Description:

Proposed improvements would involve the expansion from a two-lane rural highway to a four-lane urban highway (four through lanes with a Center Two-Way Left Turn Lane [CTWLTL]). Expansion would consist of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 14-foot wide outside shared use lane with 1.5-foot outside curb offsets in each direction with a 17-foot wide CTWLTL. In the vicinity of Interstate Highway 35 (IH 35), the roadway would include a zero to nine-foot wide raised central median on each side of IH 35. Each raised central median would be preceded by an 11 to 17-foot wide taper from the flush median section (CTWLTL) to the raised central median section. Five to eight-foot wide sidewalks would be located along the outside of both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Copies of the FONSI Document, the approved Final Environmental Assessment, the Public Hearing Transcript for the August 17, 2017 public hearing, the Public Hearing Summary and Analysis Report, which includes the Responses to Public Comments, and the Certification of Public Involvement for this project, are available for public inspection and reproduction at the TxDOT Dallas District Library, at 4777 East Highway 80, in Mesquite, Texas 75150. 

Contact:

TxDOT Dallas District
Nelson Underwood, P.E. - Project Manager
(214) 320-6628

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Posted March 26, 2018