Notice Affording an Opportunity for Public Hearing - Loop 1604


Purpose: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is offering the opportunity to request a public hearing covering the social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed expansion of Loop 1604 from Potranco Road (Farm to Market [FM] 1957) to FM 471 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. The length of the proposed project is approximately 4.1 miles. This project was initially evaluated with a State Environmental Assessment (EA) and a public hearing was conducted; however, based on the recent inclusion of federal funding, this document has been prepared in accordance with the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Any interested citizen may request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for this project. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Oct. 27, 2015 to the Director of Advanced Planning, Texas Department of Transportation, 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, 78229.

If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division at (512) 416-2514.

If such a request is received, a public hearing will be scheduled. Adequate notice will be published to announce the date and location of the hearing.

Maps showing the project location and design, environmental document, tentative construction schedules, and other information relative to the project are on file and available for inspection during regular business hours at:

TxDOT San Antonio District Office
4615 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78229

   
Description: The existing facility is a four-lane divided roadway with two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction and shoulders ranging in width from four feet to ten feet; the existing right-of-way width ranges from 340 to 400 feet. The proposed improvements would include the construction of the southbound Loop 1604 main lanes and frontage road, entrance and exit ramps, and three grade separations; the existing roadway would be converted to a four-lane expressway.  Improvements would be constructed primarily within existing right of way, although approximately 3.7 acres of new right of way would be required.

The proposed project would not result in the displacement of any businesses or residences, and no adverse impacts to communities, including to minority and low-income populations, would occur as a result of the improvements.  Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition may be obtained from the San Antonio District office. Additionally, the proposed improvements would not result in substantial direct, indirect, or cumulative impacts to any of the following resource categories: socioeconomic resources, hazardous materials, air quality, traffic noise, water resources, biological resources (including threatened and endangered species), or cultural resources.

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.

   
Deadline: Written requests must be submitted on or before Oct. 27, 2015.
   
Downloads:
Contact: Texas Department of Transportation
Director of Advanced Planning
4615 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 615-6076