Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Final Environmental Assessment for FM 2275 from FM 3272 to SH 300
This notice is to advise the public that TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed FM 2275 project from FM 3272 to SH 300 in Gregg County, Texas.
The proposed Farm-to-Market [FM] 2275 project would include widening the existing 2-lane undivided highway to a 4-lane highway with a flush median (continuous left turn lane) with bicycle lanes, shared use paths, and sidewalks. The proposed typical section consists of four 12-foot (ft.) lanes (two in each direction), a 16-ft. continuous left turn lane, 6-ft. bike lanes, 6-ft. sidewalks, and 10-ft shared use paths (only in specific locations). The length of the project is approximately 4.04 miles. The project would require approximately 51.80 acres of new right-of-way.
To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final environmental assessment (EA), which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts. On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development. Additionally, as TxDOT does not provide retroactive (retrofit) abatement (known as a Type II program), this project area would not be eligible for potential noise abatement until the next major highway improvement project.
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.
TxDOT Tyler District
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Posted July 30, 2019