Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for IH 35 From US 380 to FM 3002 Denton and Cooke Counties, Texas


Purpose:

This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed Interstate Highway (IH) 35 from US 380 to 0.7 Mile North of FM 3002 in Denton and Cooke Counties, Texas.

Description:

TxDOT is proposing to widen and reconstruct IH 35 from United States Highway (US) 380 (University Drive West) to approximately 0.7 mile north of Farm to Market Road (FM) 3002 (Lone Oak Road) for a total distance of approximately 15.1 miles, through the cities of Denton and Sanger in Denton County, and the city of Valley View in Cooke County, Texas.

The proposed action would construct three main lanes in each direction and two frontage road lanes in each direction along the project corridor. The existing interchanges would be reconstructed and the existing two-way frontage roads would be converted to one-way operation. The improvements that are proposed at the cross streets would accommodate one-way frontage road operations and turnarounds. In addition, existing ramps would generally be reconfigured from a “diamond” to an “X” configuration at each intersection. Overall, 13 intersections are proposed to be reconstructed and 47 ramps are proposed to be reversed, relocated, or modified to improve mobility and safety. The pedestrian overpass in Sanger would be reconstructed at approximately the same location in order to extend over the expanded main lanes and frontage roads. Approximately 256 acres of additional ROW and 4.7 acres of permanent easements are required to accommodate the proposed improvements.

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 Oct. 9, 2019