Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact and Final Environmental Assessment for SH 205 from US 80 in Terrell to Junction of SH 205/John King (S. Goliad Street)


Purpose:

Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, §2.108, this notice advises the public that TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed SH 205 project from US 80 in Terrell to the junction of SH 205/John King (S. Goliad Street) in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties, Texas.

Description:

The proposed SH 205 project would widen the SH 205 roadway from a two-lane rural highway to an ultimate urban, divided six-lane highway from US 80 in Terrell to the junction of SH 205/John King Boulevard (South Goliad Street), a distance of approximately 13.07 miles. Phased construction of SH 205 would include interim and ultimate improvements. Interim improvements would include constructing a four-lane urban, divided roadway with an inside 12-foot wide travel lane (one in each direction), an outside 14-foot wide travel lane (one in each direction) for shared use by bicycles and vehicles, and a 42-foot wide median. Five-foot wide sidewalks would also be constructed on each side of SH 205 throughout the proposed project limits. The ultimate phase of construction would widen the roadway by adding an additional 12-foot wide lane in each direction within the median, narrowing the width of the median to 18 feet. Other construction activities would include drainage improvements and utility relocation. The proposed project would require approximately 92.2 acres of proposed right of way and 1.4 acres of permanent easements.

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 April 16, 2019