Virtual Public Hearing with an In-Person Option - US 287 Mansfield
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Where:

The pre-recorded virtual public hearing is now available below. 

When:

The pre-recorded virtual public hearing will be available on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6 p.m. and remain online through Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

English Pre-Recorded Virtual Public Meeting

TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public meeting. Before viewing the video presentation, click for English or Spanish to read through the instructions.

For full screen, please visit the YouTube video in English. 


Para pantalla completa, por favor visite el video YouTube en español. 


Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing to reconstruct US 287 from Union Pacific Railroad to Lone Star Road in Tarrant and Johnson Counties, Texas. All comments must be received on or before Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. 

Description:

TxDOT is proposing the construction of US 287 frontage roads (northbound and southbound) within existing right of way, from south of Union Pacific Railroad to south of Lone Star Road. Proposed improvements would include:

  • U-Turn lanes would be provided at the north and south ends of the project
  • Bike lanes would be included along the frontage roads to accommodate cyclists
  • Continuous sidewalks would be constructed adjacent to the frontage roads to accommodate pedestrians as well as curb-and-gutter and drainage structures, some of which would require additional easements of 0.13 acre
  • Auxiliary lanes would be added between the entrance and exit ramps along US 287 mainlanes and frontage roads in both directions between UPRR and Lone Star Road

The existing southbound exit ramp and northbound entrance ramp between Heritage Parkway and Lone Star Road would be relocated to the north to accommodate the new U-Turn bridge. New denial of access would be required and no driveways or proposed roadways would be allowed from the adjacent properties to the frontage roads near the relocated ramps. Lone Star Road would be reconstructed and widened from two lanes to six lanes, from BUS 287 (South Main Street) to the main driveway leading to Texas Health Mansfield. A new Lone Star Road bridge would be constructed over the US 287 mainlanes for eastbound traffic and a new bridge would be added to accommodate the U-Turn lane. The existing bridge would accommodate westbound traffic and would be raised to meet current vertical clearance criteria. Along Lone Star Road, a shared-use path would be constructed on the new eastbound bridge to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.

The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands. Approximately 0.133-acre of wetlands would be permanently impacted by the project.

Approximately 11.1 acres of the proposed project are located within a 100-year floodplain associated with Low Branch. Adherence to the TxDOT Hydraulic Design Manual ensures that this project will not result in a “significant encroachment” as defined by FHWA’s rules implementing Executive Order 11988 at 23 CFR 650.105(q). The proposed project would not increase the base flood elevation to a level that would violate applicable floodplain regulations and ordinances; therefore, mitigation is not proposed.

How to sign up for in-person hearing appointment:

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 consultants from a socially distanced approach, and leave written comments. The in-person option will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RTC Room at the TxDOT Fort Worth District Office, 2501 S.W. Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133. Attendance at the in-person option will be by appointment only. Individuals wishing to attend the in-person option must call (817) 370-6906 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 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 the requirements 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.

Special Accommodations:

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 Jillian North at (817) 370-6817 no later than 4 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021. 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.

Contact:

TxDOT Fort Worth District Office
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX, 76133

(817) 370‑6500
Email

Posted: March 1, 2021

 

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