Where:

McMath Middle School
1900 Jason Dr.
Denton, TX 76205 (Map)

When:

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6 - 8 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the meeting is to present the planned improvements and solicit public comments on the proposed construction of a four-lane new location frontage road system from I-35W south of Denton to I-35 north of Denton, in Denton County, Texas, for a length of approximately 9.0 miles. The proposed project right of way (ROW) would include a median that would accommodate the future construction of an ultimate mainlane facility. Construction of the ultimate mainlane facility would be based on projected traffic and funding and would require additional environmental analysis prior to construction. The meeting will be an open house format with no formal presentation so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions. Comments must be received on or before Friday, April 12, 2019, to be a part of the official record.

Description:

The new location SL 288 frontage road system would include a northbound and southbound frontage road facility. For rural areas, the facility would consist of two travel lanes (one 12-foot wide lane and one 14-foot wide lane for bicycle accommodation) and 8-foot wide inside and outside shoulders in each direction, with open ditch drainage. For urbanized areas, the facility would consist of two travel lanes (one 12-foot wide lane and one 14-foot wide lane for bicycle accommodation) in each direction, with curb and gutter drainage. The facility would also include 6-ft. wide sidewalks along both sides of the road throughout the project limits. The proposed project ROW would include a median (variable width) that would accommodate the future construction of an ultimate mainlane facility. Approximately 400 acres of new ROW would be needed to accommodate the project, based on the preliminary schematic. The new location SL 288 frontage road system would include a northbound and southbound frontage road facility, each consisting of two 12-foot lanes, an 8-foot inside shoulder, and an 8-foot outside shoulder for bicycle accommodations within the rural section of the proposed roadway. For urbanized areas, the facility would consist of two travel lanes (one 12-foot wide lane and one 14-foot wide lane for bicycle accommodation), and 8-foot wide inside and outside shoulders in each direction. The proposed project ROW would include a median (approximately 400-foot wide) that would accommodate the future construction of an ultimate mainlane facility. Approximately 400 acres of new ROW would be needed to accommodate the project, based on the preliminary schematic.

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. 22, 2019