SH 72 from Karnes County Line to east of FM 2980 - Public Hearing and Draft Environmental Assessment


Where:

Nordheim Shooting Club 
101 W 9th St.
Nordheim, TX 78141 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
5:30 p.m. Open House
6:30 p.m. Public Hearing

Purpose:

The purpose of the draft environmental assessment available for public review and public hearing is to gather public input on the proposed improvements to SH 72 from Karnes County line to 0.25 miles east of FM 2980 in DeWitt County, Texas. There will be an open house starting at 5:30 p.m. and the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions. The public hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Comments must be received on or before Jan. 25, 2019 to be a part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The proposed improvements to SH 72 include the addition of one 12-foot-wide lane in each direction, a 4-foot-wide flush median, and 10-foot-wide shoulders. Approximately 98.24 acres of proposed right-of-way (ROW) would be required for the proposed project.  Due to extensive utility conflicts near the western end of the project, a one-mile section of SH 72 has been shifted slightly to the south adjacent to the existing roadway.  The proposed ROW is approximately 130 feet in width.  No sidewalks or easements and temporary or permanent construction easements are currently proposed.

The proposed project would require approximately 4.0 acres of land from within the provisional National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) boundary of the Eckhardt Ranch District, which is recommended to be considered eligible for the purposes of compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This area represents approximately 0.7 percent of the 536.6 acres within the provisional NRHP boundary. The proposed project would not have an adverse effect on the characteristics that make this property eligible for inclusion in the NRHP. However, because new ROW would be acquired, the proposed project constitutes a de minimis Section 4(f) use of a historic site. TxDOT coordinated the project with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the THC concurred with the finding of no adverse effect on November 5, 2018.  

Special Accommodation:

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 (361) 293-4436 at least 5 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 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

TxDOT Yoakum District
403 Huck St
Yoakum, TX 77995

(361) 293-4300

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Posted Jan. 10, 2019