Where:

Bellmead Civic Center
1211 Barlow St.
Bellmead, TX 76705  (Map)

When:

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Open House - 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the hearing is to gather public input on the proposed improvements to State Loop (SL) 340 in the cities of Bellmead and Waco, TX. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with TxDOT representatives available to answer questions.  The formal presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed project.  Verbal or written comments from the public regarding the project may be presented at the hearing.  Written comments may be submitted in person or by mail no later than Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

Description:

Proposed improvements to SL 340 would include reconstructing and widening this highway from the Brazos River to US 84 in the cities of Bellmead and Waco, a distance of approximately 5.2 miles. The existing LP 340 roadway consists of two 12-foot-wide lanes with 10-foot inside and outside shoulders.  The proposed project would add one mainlane in each direction and frontage roads. The mainlanes would consist of two 12-foot lanes in each direction with 10-foot outside shoulders and inside shoulders, which vary in width separated by a depressed grassy median or concrete traffic barrier. Frontage roads would consist of two 12-foot wide travel lanes, flanked by a 6-foot wide sidewalk.  The mainlanes and frontage roads would be separated by a grassy median that varies in width.  Frontage road bridges would be constructed over the Brazos River along with mainlanes bridges carrying SL 340 over the existing SP 484 / SH 6 bridges.  Additional right of way is not required.

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house 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 (254) 867-2744  at least two days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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.

Contact:

TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Drive
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 867-2746

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Posted Oct. 1, 2018