Virtual Public Hearing will be available Dec. 3, 2020 starting at 6 p.m.
The virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. and will be available through Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. All comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. This will be a virtual public hearing via a pre-recorded video presentation. The in-person option will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendance at the in-person will be by appointment only.
The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to present the proposed FM 1173 Roadway improvements and solicit public comments. The virtual public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. Materials will consist of a video presentation explaining the proposed project, which includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits and materials for review. Comments may be provided by mail, email, or voicemail as described in the notice and on the virtual public hearing website.
The proposed improvements include constructing four travel lanes from FM 156 to East 6th Street and six travel lanes from East 6th Street to IH 35 in the City of Krum in Denton County. In the FM 156 to East 6th Street segment, the travel lanes would include one outside 14-foot shared-use lane and a varying 11 to 12-foot inside lane in each direction. In the East 6th Street to IH 35 segment, the travel lanes would include one outside 14-foot shared-use lane and two varying 11 to 12-foot inside lanes in each direction. The eastbound and westbound lanes would be divided with a raised median along the centerline from the BNSF Railway railroad tracks to IH 35. Sidewalks would vary from five feet wide with a three-foot berm to six-feet wide adjacent to the back of the curb.
The proposed facilities right-of-way widths would vary from 120 feet to 300 feet.
How to sign up for in-person hearing:
TxDOT is providing an in-person option for individuals who would like to participate in-person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public hearing which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants from a socially distanced approach and leave written comments. The in-person option will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the TxDOT District Office, 2624 West Prairie Street, Denton, TX 76201. Attendance at the in-person option will be by appointment only. Individuals wishing to attend the in-person option must call (214) 551-5401 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to make an appointment. In recognition of COVID-19, enhanced safety measures will be applied at the in-person option, including a requirement to wear a face mask, submit to a temperature check prior to entry, have an appointment and follow social distancing practices. If anyone arrives without an appointment, they may be asked to wait outside to ensure we maintain appropriate occupancy within the hearing room.
The virtual public hearing and in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public hearing or in-person option, please contact Dallas District PIO, at t (214) 320-4485 no later than 4:00 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and 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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.
TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
Posted: Nov. 3, 2020