Public Hearing - I-40 at SL 335 (Lakeside Drive)
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Public Hearing - I-40 at SL 335 (Lakeside Drive)

Where: TxDOT Amarillo District Office
5715 Canyon Drive
Amarillo, TX 79110
When: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Open House: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of the public hearing is to formally present the final proposal to the interchange of I-40 at SL 335, with the limits on SL 335 from 34th Avenue to SE 3rd Avenue and on I-40 from Whitaker Road to State Spur 468, for public review and comment.
Description: The Texas Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization, will conduct a public hearing to present the final proposal to the I-40 at SL 335 (Lakeside Drive) Interchange.

The proposed improvements include the construction of the interchange of I-40 with SL 335 consisting of a frontage road system, a proposed I-40 mainlane bridge, a proposed SL 335 mainlane bridge, and associated direct connectors. The conversion of approximately 2.5 miles of SL 335 from 34th Avenue to SE 3rd Avenue from a non-freeway section to a freeway section (with frontage roads, ramps, grade separations over intersecting cross streets, a four-mainlane section with a provision for future expansion to an ultimate six-mainlane section). The proposed SL 335 bridge would be constructed to the ultimate six-lane section, but will be striped for four lanes to accommodate future expansion of SL 335. The proposed project limits on I-40 are from Whitaker Road to State Spur 468 (Airport Boulevard), a distance of approximately 3.3 miles. Additionally, improvements along I-40 to the mainlanes, ramps and frontage roads will be shown to accommodate the proposed interchange with I-40 and SL 335. 

This project is a sub-segment of the SL 335 Corridor Development, which proposes the conversion of the existing SL 335 to a controlled access freeway. For more information, please go to the Amarillo Loop website.

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.

Verbal and written comments from the public regarding this project are requested. Comments may be presented either at the hearing or in writing after the hearing. Written statements and other exhibits may be mailed to the Director of Transportation Planning and Development, Amarillo District, PO Box 7368, Amarillo, Texas 79114-7368. Comments must be received no later than 10 calendar days following the hearing in order to be included in the Public Hearing record. The deadline for receipt of comments is June 6, 2016.

Contact: Texas Department of Transportation
Amarillo District
Director of TP&D
P.O. Box 7368
Amarillo, TX 79114


Posted May 4, 2016.