|Where:||V.F.W. Post 2412 Hall
20305 FM 457
Sargent, TX 77414
|When:||Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
Open House: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation and Hearing: 6:30 p.m.
|Purpose:||TxDOT invites you to a public hearing for the planned improvements for the FM 457 Swing Bridge over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information during the open house. A formal presentation and citizen comment period will begin at 6:30 p.m.
A virtual public hearing will be available for those wishing to provide comments online and view presentation slides, displays and handouts provided at the public hearing.
Hard copies of maps, drawings, environmental reports and documents concerning the project will be available for viewing Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the TxDOT Matagorda County Maintenance Office located at:
500 Ave. F
403 Huck St.
TxDOT Yoakum District
|Description:||The proposed project would replace the existing at-grade pontoon barge swing span and approach spans with a new fixed span high-clearance structure with spiral approaches. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a replacement structure that offers a more structurally sound bridge, reduced maintenance costs and timely, reliable access across the GIWW along FM 457.
The proposed improvements require approximately 4.2 acres of additional right of way (ROW). The proposed project would displace one single-family residence, several TxDOT owned buildings and potentially impact one water supply well. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacements as well as information about the tentative schedule for ROW acquisition and construction may be obtained from the TxDOT Yoakum District Office. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. The project would traverse the 100-year floodplain and cross wetlands.
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.
|Contact:||TxDOT Yoakum District
Public Information Officer
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995