TxDOT is proposing to add an additional track over the Neches River, which requires construction and operation of an additional lift bridge north of the existing rail bridge in Jefferson and Orange counties. The project would be subject to Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code for the taking of land associated with the Riverfront Park. Section 4(f) and Section 6(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act would also apply. It is anticipated that a de minimis Section 4(f) determination would be pursued for the Riverfront Park and Beaumont Police Department. Section 6(f) would apply to Riverfront Park. The project would have no adverse effect to properties protected under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Although additional right of way is required, no residential structures or businesses would be displaced.
TxDOT is conducting a public hearing to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study. The Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) will also be available for comment at a public hearing. The study team will then respond to those comments within the Final EA prior to the lead agency making the decision.
The public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25, 2016.
|Public Meeting Summary - Oct. 21, 2015
|Public Hearing Presentation - Aug. 25, 2016
|Public Hearing Exibihits - Aug. 25, 2016
|Public Hearing Summary - Aug. 25, 2016
|Draft EA Appendix A - No Build Alternative|
|Draft EA Appendix B - Alternative Development Matrix|
|Draft EA Appendix C - Build Alternative (30% Design)|
|Draft EA Appendix D - Environmental Resource Exhibits|
|Draft EA Appendix E - Site Photographs|
|Draft EA Appendix F - Coordination|
|Noise and Vibration Analyses Technical Report - June 2016|
|Archeological Survey Report - May 2016 - Redacted|
|Essential Fish Habitat Assessment - March 2016|
|Hazardous Materials Technical Report - March 2016|
|Historical Studies Survey Report - March 2016 - Draft|
|Alternative Development and Screening Technical Report - February 2016|
|Biological Resources Technical Report – November 2015|
|Wetlands Technical Report - November 2015|
|Water Resources Technical Report - November 2015|
|Public Meeting Summary – October 21, 2015|
TxDOT Rail Programs
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701