Where:

Texas Department of Transportation  - Laredo District Office
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043 (Map)

When:

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing to widen State Highway 359 (SH 359) from 4 miles East of State Loop 20 (SL 20) to 5.8 miles East in Webb County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a public meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to present the public with the proposed project and to receive comments from the public. This public meeting will be held in an open house format. There will not be a formal presentation; however, displays will be available for viewing and staff will be present to discuss this project on a one-on-one basis with any interested individuals. Comments must be received on or before Feb. 3, 2020, to be part of the official meeting record.

Description:

This proposed project would consist of two sections. The first section would extend from four miles east of SL 20 to 2.7 miles east, and would involve widening the existing SH 359 roadway from two 12-foot wide travel lanes with a 14-foot wide center turn lane and four-foot wide shoulders to four 12-foot wide travel lanes with a 16-ft. center turn lane from and 10-ft. wide shoulders. The second section would be from 6.7 miles east of SL 20 to 3.1 miles East. In this section, SH 359 would be widen to a four-lane divided facility consisting of two 12-foot wide travel lanes with 10-foot wide outside shoulders and four-foot wide inside shoulders in each direction divided by a grassy median.


In the location of the proposed four lane divided facility, the existing Right-of-Way (ROW) would be widen from its existing 135-foot ROW width to approximately 225-foot ROW width. This would require the acquisition of approximately 36 acres on new ROW. Although additional right-of-way is required, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition may be obtained from the district office at the address listed below.

Special Accommodation:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact (956) 712-7735. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

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 FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043

(956) 712-7416
Email

Posted December 20, 2019