US 87 from 2 miles north of Glasscock County line to 0.45 mile south of Howard County line
Virtual public meeting with an in-person option
Virtual: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 5 p.m. CT
In-person option: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline||Comments received or postmarked by Wednesday, April 12, 2023, will be included in the official public meeting record.|
|Virtual details||The meeting presentation and materials will be posted on the date and time listed.|
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 delivered in the online public meeting which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants and leave written comments.
|Purpose||The TxDOT Abilene District is proposing improvements to U.S. Highway 87 (US 87) from 2 miles north of the Glasscock County line to 0.45 mile south of the Howard County line. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project with an in-person option.|
The existing US 87 roadway consists of four 12-foot-wide travel lanes (two in each direction) with 10-foot-wide paved outside shoulders. Directions of travel are separated by a continuous 16-foot-wide, two-way left-turn lane. The existing right-of-way width varies but is usually 150 feet. The proposed roadway would include a four-lane divided highway with two mainlanes in each direction and two-lane, one-way frontage roads on both sides. Mainlanes would be separated by inside shoulders and center median between the shoulders with a single concrete barrier. Diamond interchanges with turnarounds are proposed at Farm-to-Market (FM) 821, FM 461 W and FM 461 E. In addition to this proposed design, another preliminary alternative is being considered to divide directions of travel which includes construction of concrete barriers on each side of the existing center median. The proposed roadway would become a future part of the Interstate Highway 27 section in the Ports-To-Plains Corridor, which was designated as a High Priority Corridor on the National Highway System by Congress in 1998.
If you do not have internet access, you may call Chad Wood at (512) 821-2081 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or virtual meeting or in-person option, please contact Chad Wood, P.E., PTOE, Consultant Project Manager, at (512) 821-2081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Accessibility||The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact Alaisha Montanez, TxDOT Abilene District Public Information Officer at 325-676-6817 no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||
Comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by any of the methods listed below.
All comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, April 12, 2023, to be included in the official record of the virtual public meeting. The virtual public meeting summary report and written responses to comments received will be available on this website.
|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.|
Posted: March 13, 2023