Notice Draft Environmental Assessment Availability and Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option for I-10 from FM 2434 to US 90 (Alleyton Road South)
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Notice Draft Environmental Assessment Availability and Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option for I-10 from FM 2434 to US 90 (Alleyton Road South)


Where:

The virtual public hearing and in-person option dates and times indicated below.

When:

The pre-recorded presentation will be posted on this page on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at 5 p.m CDT.

Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation and materials delivered in the online public hearing, which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff, and leave written comments. The in-person option will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Columbus High School, 103 Cardinal Lane, Columbus, TX 78934. For both the virtual public hearing and in-person option, members of the public may call 979-459-2467 to provide verbal testimony immediately following posting of the virtual public hearing presentation, from 6 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. 

Purpose:

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project is proposing to reconstruct and widen I-10 from FM 2434 to US 90 (Alleyton Road South) in Colorado County, Texas. The virtual and in-person hearing will consist of he same narrated presentation by the project team, project exhibits and other information, and an opportunity to comment. Comments must be received on or before Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, to be a part of the official hearing record.

Description:

The project proposes to reconstruct and widen the I-10 interstate facility from FM 2434 to US90 (Alleyton Road South) at Columbus, Texas. Additionally, the I-10 bridge crossing the Colorado River would be replaced and realigned and intersection improvements would be made at the SH 71 direct connector, Business SH 71, and US 90 east of Columbus. The proposed project is approximately 6 miles in length, passing through the City of Columbus and the unincorporated communities of Glidden and Alleyton in Colorado County, Texas. Approximately 84 acres of additional right of way is expected to be required to construct the proposed project. The proposed right-of-way width will vary but would have an average width of 400 feet. 

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace four ancillary structures at one residence, and three non-residential structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT Yoakum District office at 361-293-4350. 

The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands. The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.

Special Accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The virtual public hearing materials and exhibits will be in English and Spanish. 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 TxDOT’s Public Information Office at (361) 293-4436 no later than 4:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, to request special accommodations. 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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

Reference the following project numbers: CSJs: 0271-01-083, 0535-08-072, 0027-01-045 and 0266-02-068 
TxDOT Yoakum District
Public Information Office
403 Huck St.
Yoakum, TX 77995

(361) 293-4300

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Posted: Aug. 19, 2021

 

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