Public Meetings - US 82 (West of Clarksville) and US 82 (East of Clarksville) in Lamar and Red River Counties


Meetings Information:

We are providing two in-person opportunities to participate. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Glenn Townes Memorial Fine Arts Center and Gymnasium and the second on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Avery ISD Cafeteria. The meetings will be an open house format allowing visitors to come and go at their convenience.

Where:

Glenn Townes Memorial Fine Arts Center and Gymnasium
610 1st Street Northwest,
Detroit, TX 75436 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the meetings is to propose improvements to US 82 from West Division Street in Blossom to SH 37 in Clarksville, and from Business US 82-J in Clarksville to the Red River/Bowie County line. Maps of the project areas and other displays will be available for review and comment, and TxDOT staff will be available to answer questions. Comments must be received on or before Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, to be included in the official meeting record.

Description:

The purpose of the proposed projects is to improve safety, mobility and regional connectivity, manage congestion and address roadway deficiencies. The US 82 (West of Clarksville) Project extends from West Division Street in Blossom to SH 37 in Clarksville for a total project length of approximately 22 miles. While the US 82 (East of Clarksville) Project extends from Business US 82-J in Clarksville to the Red River/Bowie County line for a total project length of approximately 17 miles. The improvements consist of the widening of US 82 to a four-lane divided section in rural areas and a five-lane section in urban and suburban areas. Ramps, bridges, interchanges and the Northeast Texas Trail would be reconstructed, as necessary.

Special Accomodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house public meetings 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 (903) 737-9213 at least five working days prior to the meeting. 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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by the FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Paris Area Office
3600 S.W. Loop 286
Paris, TX 75460
(903) 784-1357

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Posted: Jan. 8, 2020