Public Hearing and Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment for FM 2493 from FM 346 in Flint to US 69


Where:

Bullard Elementary School Cafeteria
2008 Panther Crossing
Bullard, TX 75757 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
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 2493 from FM 346 in Flint, south to US 69 near Bullard, in Smith and Cherokee Counties, Texas.  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 0.22 acre of land, situated in the City of Bullard Park in the City of Bullard in Smith County, Texas.  Written comments must be submitted by Nov. 30, 2018, to be part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The proposed work includes upgrading and widening FM 2493 by converting the existing two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided roadway.  An interchange will be developed at FM 2493 and US Highway 69.  The project length is approximately 9.2 miles.  The proposed project is an added capacity roadway project and would require approximately 68 acres of additional right of way, which will include displacements of commercial and residential properties. This project anticipates the relocation of 22 residential properties and four commercial properties.  

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 meeting. 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.

Downloads:

Contact:

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

(903) 510-9100
Email

Posted Nov. 5, 2018