Where:

R.E.L. Washington Elementary School
Gymnasium
3505 Lee Trevino Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79936 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Open House 5 p.m.
Presentation 6 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to present planned improvements and gather public input on US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) from Global Reach Drive to FM 659 (North Zaragoza Road). A draft Environmental Assessment is available for review. The first part of the meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, followed by a formal presentation and comment period. Comments must be received on or before Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 to be part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The proposed improvements would widen US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) to consist of three controlled-access main lanes in each direction, three frontage road lanes in each direction from Global Reach Drive to SL 375, and two frontage road lanes in each direction from SL 375 to FM 659 (N. Zaragoza Road). The project would also include the construction of sidewalks and landscaping. Two direct connector ramps would be constructed at US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) and Global Reach Drive, and four direct connector ramps would be constructed at the US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) and SL 375.

The proposed project would potentially acquire approximately 141 acres of right-of-way. Approximately four single-family homes, up to 23 businesses, and various other outbuildings and parking areas could potentially be displaced, depending on final design. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displaced persons, as well as information about the tentative schedules for ROW acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT district office at the address listed below. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.

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 (915) 790-2110 no later than 4 p.m. on July 30, 2018. 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 El Paso District
Attn: US 62/180 (Montana Avenue)
13301 Gateway Blvd. West
El Paso, TX 79928

(915) 790-4359
Email

Updated Aug. 24, 2018