Virtual Public Meeting with In-Person Option - Seminole Relief Route
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Where:

The virtual presentation and other information will be posted on this page at the date and time listed below.

The In-Person Option will be held at the Seminole Community Center, 801 N. Main St., Seminole TX 79360.

When:

Virtual: Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

In-Person Option: Thursday, July 15, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT is proposing to improve US Highway 62/385 in the city of Seminole in Gaines County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a virtual public meeting regarding the proposed project.

Description:

The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted online by the date and time listed above. Following the virtual public meeting, the presentation will remain available for viewing at the web address indicated above. If you do not have internet access, you may call Kylan Francis, P.E., Director of Transportation Planning and Development, at (806) 748-4490 to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process.

Additionally, 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 meeting which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff from a socially distanced approach, and leave written comments. Written comments may be submitted by mail, email or online by Friday, July 30, 2021 as explained below.

The proposed project would improve mobility and safety through Seminole. The proposed options will be presented as follows:

  • One-way Pair Option: this option consists of converting the existing US 62/385 into a three-lane, one-way roadway (northbound), and converting the existing 2nd Street into the other three-lane, one-way roadway (southbound). 
  • Existing Rehab Option: this proposed option (also known as the No-Build Option) would not change traffic direction and would maintain the current highway with improvements to the pavement, sidewalks and lighting.

To view additional materials or take the survey, visit the Seminole Relief Route project web page.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace: one residence and four non-residential structures for the One-way Pair Option; and no displacements for Existing Rehab Option. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling Timothy Richardson at (806) 748-4342.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the virtual meeting, please contact Kylan Francis, P.E., Director of TP&D, at (806) 748-4490.

Submitting Comments:

All comments must be received on or before Friday, July 30, 2021. Written comments may be submitted in the following ways:

  • Online: This link has expired.
  • Mail: Comment Card *print double-sided
    Comment Card (Español) *imprimir en ambos lados
    Comment Card (Deutsche) *doppelseitig drucken
    TxDOT Lubbock District
    Kylan Francis, P.E.
    135 Slaton Rd.
    Lubbock, TX 79404
  • Email: Listed in the Notice

Responses to comments received will be available online at TxDOT.gov on this project meeting web page within the two months following the meeting, depending on number of comments received.

Special Accommodations:

The virtual public meeting will be conducted in English, Spanish, and German. The 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 meeting, please contact Dianah Ascencio, TxDOT Lubbock District Public Information Officer, at (806) 748-4472 no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, July 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 FHWA and TxDOT.

Downloads:

    Contact:

TxDOT Lubbock District
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79404
Email

Posted: June 25, 2021

 

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