Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for FM 16, Smith County
This notice is to advise the public that TxDOT has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed FM 16 project from 4 miles west of FM 849 (CR 481-E) west of Lindale, east to US Highway 69 in Smith County, Texas.
The Build Alternative would include the resurfacing of the existing roadway from 4 miles west of FM 849 (CR 481-E) to approximately 1250 ft. west of CR 479. After resurfacing, this section would be striped to accommodate two 12-foot-wide lanes in each direction with 2-foot-wide shoulders. No capacity would be added or other improvements made within this section. The roadway, between the resurfaced section and US 69, would be reconstructed as either three-lanes or five-lanes, as described below. The length of the project, including all transitions, is approximately 4.4 miles.
From approximately 1250 ft. west of CR 479 to approximately 500 ft. west of the intersection with CR 436, FM 16 would be reconstructed as a three-lane rural highway. From west of CR 436 to the future intersection with Toll 49, FM 16 would be reconstructed as a five-lane rural highway. From Toll 49 to US 69, FM 16 would be reconstructed as a five-lane urban section. Approximately 64.1 acres of additional ROW would be required to implement the proposed improvements.
Copies of the approved final Environmental Assessment (EA) and FONSI, certification of public involvement, and supporting documentation are available for public inspection at the TxDOT Tyler District Office, 2709 W. Front St., Tyler, Texas, 75702, (903) 510-9159.
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 Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Tyler District
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Posted March 12, 2019