Public Hearing and Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment for FM 2275 from FM 3272 to SH 300


Where:

Spring Hill High School
2800 E. George Richey Road
Longview, TX 75605 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
5 p.m. Open House
6 p.m. Official Hearing

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to gather public comments on proposed roadway improvements for FM 2275 from FM 3272, 4.04 miles east to SH 300 in Longview, Gregg County, TX. A draft environmental assessment (EA) is also available for public review. Displays will be available for viewing at 5 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6 p.m. The public hearing will be held in accordance with Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code. At the public hearing, all interested persons have the right to appear, and be heard on the using or taking of public land designated and used as parkland, consisting of approximately 0.049 acres of land, situated in Panther Park in the City of Longview in Gregg County, Texas.W ritten comments must be submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019, to be part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The public hearing will present plans to upgrade and widen FM 2275 by converting the existing two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane roadway with a continuous center left-turn lane with curb and gutter. The improvements also accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. The project length is approximately 4.04 miles in length. The proposed project is an added capacity roadway project.  The proposed right of way (ROW) would vary between 130 and 145 feet in width and would require approximately 41.7 acres of new right of way. The existing FM 2275 right of way (ROW) width is approximately 80 feet. The proposed project would displace 31 single family residences and one commercial business.  Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The meeting 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) 510-9100 at least five working days prior to the hearing. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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.

Contact:

TxDOT Tyler District
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702

(903) 510-9100
Email

Posted Feb. 11, 2019