Notice of Availability - US 281 Finding of No Significant Impact


Purpose: This notice is to advise the public that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed US 281 project from FM 3248 northwest to FM 1421 in Cameron County, Texas.
   
Description: The proposed US 281 project would:
  • Widen the existing roadway from two to four lanes
  • Add intermittent right-turn lanes
  • Add dedicated center left‐turn lanes at major intersections
  • Improve drainage infrastructure
  • Add continuous shoulders between 5 and 8 feet wide, depending on location
The majority of improvements would be constructed within the existing 100‐foot right of way. Additional right of way totaling approximately 2.3 acres would be required to provide for the enhanced safety and operational improvements.

Copies of the FONSI, approved Environmental Assessment (EA) and Certification of Public Involvement are available for public inspection and reproduction at the TxDOT Pharr District Office, located at:

TxDOT Pharr District Office
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

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. 16, 2014 and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
   
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Contact: Environmental Coordinator
(956) 702-6130
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