Public Meeting - I-35 from FM 3002 to Merle Wolfe Road in Cooke County, TX and Love County, OK


Where:

Bob Andrew Agriculture Center
(located behind the football field)
700 South Frontage Road
Valley View, TX 76272 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020
Displays will be available from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of the meeting is to gather information on the proposed widening of I-35 from near FM 3002 to Merle Wolfe Road in Cooke County, Texas and Love County, Oklahoma. TxDOT personnel will be onsite to answer questions regarding the project. No formal presentation will be made. Comments must be received by Friday, March 13, 2020, to be part of the official record.

Description:

The proposed project would construct two additional travel lanes in each direction on I-35 in Cooke County, Texas, and Love County, Oklahoma and convert the I-35 frontage roads to one-way traffic. The addition of two travel lanes on I-35 would also require a new bridge at the Red River. Due to funding constraints, construction of the proposed project would likely require two phases. The interim phase would implement two of the improvements: constructing one additional travel lane in each direction to create a six-lane facility and converting the two-way frontage roads to one-way frontage roads. All bridges, including the proposed new Red River Bridge, would be built during the interim phase of construction. All frontage roads upon project completion will be one way. The ultimate phase would construct one additional travel lane in each direction of I-35 to increase the facility’s capacity from six to eight lanes.

The width of the existing right of way (ROW) varies considerably within the proposed project limits. At its narrowest, the existing ROW is approximately 275 feet wide. The widest portions of the existing ROW range between 800 and 1,100 feet to accommodate traffic interchanges and the Texas Travel Information Center. New ROW would be required along various segments of I-35 to complete the widening. The new ROW requirements range between less than 10 feet to as much as 350 feet at the Red River Bridge approach. The proposed ROW would require the acquisition of 124 acres of additional ROW, including anticipated non-residential displacements. The proposed project would displace 11 structures and 20 billboards/signs. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacees, as well as information about the tentative schedules for ROW acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT District Office at the address listed below. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition may be obtained from the district office at the address listed below.

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The public meeting will be in English. If require special accommodations or need 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. To make this request, please call (940) 720-7733 at least two working 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 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Downloads:

Contact:

TxDOT Wichita Falls District
1601 Southwest Parkway
Wichita Falls, TX 76302

(940) 720-7733

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Posted Feb. 12, 2020