Public Hearing and Draft Environmental Assessment for US 80 from I-30 to FM 460, Dallas and Kaufman Counties


Where:

Mesquite Convention Center/Hampton Inn - Salon A
1700 Rodeo Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Open House 6 p.m.
Formal Hearing 7 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and solicit public comments on the proposed roadway improvements to US 80 from I-30 in Dallas County to FM 460 in Kaufman County, Texas. The hearing will be an open house format from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with formal presentation starting at 7 p.m. Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, July 10, 2019, to be a part of the official record.

Description:

The proposed project would reconstruct and widen approximately 11 miles of US 80 to add an additional mainlane in each direction, for a total of six to eight mainlanes; frontage road reconstruction with two to three travel lanes in each direction between I-30 and Lawson Road in Dallas County; continuous one-way frontage roads with two travel lanes in each direction between Lawson Road and FM 460 in Kaufman County; and reconstruction of ramps and bridge structures. Proposed frontage road improvements would provide a 14-foot wide shared-use outside lane to accommodate vehicles and bicycles in each direction. A six-foot wide sidewalk is also proposed along the frontage roads and at cross streets where reconstruction is proposed. The proposed right of way (ROW) typically ranges from 300 to 458 feet in width and widens up to 730 feet at interchanges with major cross streets and is approximately 2,000 feet wide at the I-635 interchange. The proposed improvements would require approximately 25 acres of additional ROW and 0.2 acre of permanent easements. The proposed project would displace four businesses—two fast food restaurants, a vacant office building, and a self-storage facility building.  

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 June 6, 2019