Virtual Public Meeting
*This will be a virtual public meeting via a pre-recorded video presentation.
(no in-person public meeting)
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Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
The pre-recorded presentation video will be available for comment by 3 p.m.
TxDOT, Hidalgo County Pct. #4 and the City of McAllen are proposing to widen and reconstruct FM 2220 (Ware Road) a distance of 5.4 miles from FM 1925 to Mile 5 Road, Hidalgo County, Texas. Project staff will give a presentation which will be a pre-recorded video and will include both audio and visual components. All comments may be submitted by mail or email and must be received on or before Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.
The proposed improvements would be to widen and reconstruct FM 2220 to a 110-foot-wide urban roadway consisting of six 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two 10-foot-wide shoulders, a 16-foot-wide raised median, and 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the roadway within a proposed 150-foot-wide ROW. Drainage would be provided by a storm drain system.
Left-turn lanes would be added along Mile 6 Road, Mile 17 ½ Road, and Mile 8 ½ Road to improve safety at the intersections. The FM 1925 and Russell Road intersections would be realigned. FM 2220 between Mile 5 Road and Mile 6 Road would realign the existing horizontal curve.
As part of the proposed project, three existing drainage ditches would be improved. Two of the ditches would require additional ROW in order to widen, clean and reshape. The other would be cleaned and reshaped within the existing ROW.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace 12 residences and no non-residential structures. The project would require 102.2 acres of additional ROW; 64.9 acres for the roadway and 37.3 acres for the ditches.
The virtual public meeting will be available in English and Spanish. 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 for you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also 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 (956) 702-6161 no later than Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. 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 December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Pharr District
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577
Posted Oct. 8, 2020