Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option - US 81/US 287 Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W
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Where:

The virtual public hearing will be posted below beginning Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 10 a.m., and will remain online through Friday, June 17, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.            

Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person hearing for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online public hearing.

When:

Virtual Hearing
Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 10 a.m. and will remain online through Friday, June 17, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.  

In-person Hearing
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
V.R. Eaton High School Cafeteria
1350 Eagle Boulevard
Haslet, TX 76052

Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing improvements to US 81/ US  287 from south of Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W in Tarrant County, Texas. 

Description:

The proposed project would reconstruct the mainlanes and add one inside mainlane in each  direction, construct new continuous one-way frontage roads, and convert existing two-way frontage roads to one-way frontage roads. The existing interchanges would be reconstructed. Willow Springs Road would be reconstructed to cross under the US 81/  US 287 mainlanes, an interchange is proposed at Heritage Trace Parkway, and Wagley Robertson Road would be connected to the proposed frontage roads. Entrance and exit ramp locations would be adjusted to provide more efficient access to adjacent land uses. Additional right-of-way and denial of access at ramp locations would be necessary to accommodate the proposed improvements.  

Phase 1 of the project at Harmon Road and North Tarrant Parkway would construct frontage roads from north of Harmon Road to west of IH 35W. The project would consist of one northbound exit ramp to North Tarrant Parkway, two southbound ramps to and from North Tarrant Parkway/Harmon Road.  Bridges would be constructed at Harmon Road and North Tarrant Parkway, along with intersection signals.

Although additional right of way would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time.

Any environmental documentation or studies, any maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Fort Worth District Office at 2501 S.W. Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133 or by phone at (817) 370-6500.

How to sign up for an in-person hearing appointment:

You may schedule an appointment to attend the in-person public hearing by calling or texting your desired time to the project hotline at (214) 856-0269 or use the online sign up form

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 the Project Manager Saba El-Hawi, P.E., Fort Worth District, at (817) 370-3562 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, May 30, 2022. 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) 370-6772
Email

Posted: May 18, 2022

 

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