Where:

Sherman Municipal Ballroom
405 N. Rusk St.
Sherman, TX 75090 (Map)

When:

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Open House: 5:30 p.m.
Formal Hearing: 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed widening of US 75 from FM 1417 to FM 120, including US 82 from North Travis Street (FM 131) to North Loy Lake Road, in the Cities of Sherman and Denison in Grayson County, Texas. Comments must be received on or before Friday, May 3, 2019, to be a part of the official meeting record.

Description:

The proposed project would widen US 75 from FM 1417 to FM 120, a distance of approximately 12.7 miles. Phased construction of US 75 includes initial and ultimate improvements. Initial improvements would consist of improvements to the US 75/US 82 interchange and widening of the US 75 main lanes from four lanes (two in each direction) to six lanes (three in each direction) from FM 1417 to State Highway (SH) 91.

The existing facility consists of four 12-foot wide mainlanes (two lanes in each direction) with 5-foot wide inside shoulders and 10-foot wide outside shoulders. The existing frontage road consists of two 12-foot wide travel lanes in each direction. The northbound and southbound mainlanes, as well as the mainlanes and frontage roads, are separated by a median. The existing and proposed facility varies within a typical 300 to 400-foot right of way (ROW). The proposed project would require the acquisition of approximately 1.3 acres of new ROW and 0.6 acre of permanent and temporary easements. Although additional ROW is required, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced. 

Portions of the proposed project area and construction work would occur in the FEMA designated 100-year floodplains of Post Oak Creek, East Fork Post Oak Creek, Iron Ore Creek, Loy Creek, and associated tributaries. The hydraulic design for this project would be in accordance with current FHWA and TxDOT design policies. Approximately 0.55 acre of Waters of the United States would be permanently filled and authorized under a United States Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Nationwide Permit 14. No impacts to wetlands or other special aquatic sites would occur.

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The hearing 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 December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Paris District
1365 N. Main Street
Paris, TX 75460
(903) 737-9282

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Posted March 27, 2019