Where:

DeSoto ISD Belt Line Conference Center
200 E. Belt Line Road
DeSoto, TX 75115 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Open House - 6 p.m.
Formal Hearing - 7 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT, in conjunction with the city of Glenn Heights, is proposing improvements to I-35E at Bear Creek Road from Hampton Road to I-35E in Dallas County, Texas.  The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project. Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to be a part of the official record.

Description:

The I-35E at Bear Creek Road proposed improvements would consist of the reconstruction and widening of Bear Creek Road from Hampton Road to I-35E within the cities of Glenn Heights and Lancaster in Dallas County, Texas, a distance of approximately 2 miles. Bear Creek Road is an undivided, two-lane rural highway within an existing right of way of approximately 80 feet. The proposed improvements would include two travel lanes in each direction with raised median and curb and gutter; continuous sidewalks; and a 12-foot shared-use path within a proposed right-of-way width of approximately 112 feet. Additional improvements would include reconstruction of the I-35E/Bear Creek Road intersection and the replacement of the I-35E frontage road bridges. The proposed project would require approximately 11.8 acres of additional right of way. The proposed project would result in one residential displacement. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons. The proposed project would also require approximately 0.06 of an acre from a residential property potentially eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Properties. Therefore, TxDOT is considering a Section 4(f) De Minimis determination for impacts to the park and to the potentially eligible historic property. Because the proposed improvements would result in acquisition of public land, in this case, the Heritage Community Park, Chapter 26 of the Parks and Wildlife Code applies to the proposed project.

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.

Contact:

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

Posted Feb. 25, 2019