Where:

Judson High School Performing Arts Center
9443 Schaefer Road
Converse, TX 78109 (Map)

When:

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
Open House: 5 p.m. 
Formal Hearing: 6 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the planned improvements to FM 1516 from I-10E to FM 78 in Converse, Texas. Environmental technical reports and displays will be available for viewing at 5 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6 p.m. Comments must be received on or before Jan. 30, 2019, to be a part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The proposed improvements would expand FM 1516 from two to four lanes and include left-turn lanes, raised medians and the addition of sidewalks and bicycle accommodations. It also includes the addition of drainage ditches and an underground storm water system. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility, reduce traffic delays and improve safety conditions along the corridor.

The existing right of way (ROW) width varies from 80 to 120 feet. The proposed ROW width varies for a majority of the project from 90 to 178 feet, and the proposed ROW is approximately 15.2 acres. The proposed project would result in one commercial displacement and no residential displacements.  Habitat for regulated species may be impacted by the proposed project.  Traffic noise impacts may occur with the proposed project. A total of approximately 1.8 acres of floodplains, and 0.2 acres of wetlands and Waters of the US may be permanently impacted by the proposed project. The project crosses five streams. 

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house 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 (281) 776-2182 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 San Antonio District
4615 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229-0928

(210) 615-5839

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Posted Dec. 21, 2018