Notice of Availability - Finding of No Significant Impact - SL 255
This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review, and TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed SL 255 project from FM 1520 to US 271 in Camp County, Texas.
The proposed SL 255 project would construct a new location roadway generally following the existing CR 2116 alignment from US 271 to the intersection with CR 2110 (a length of approximately 3,204 feet). From the intersection with CR 2110, a new location roadway would extend west to intersect with FM 1520 (the western terminus of the proposed project). The total length of the proposed project is approximately 2.45 miles.
The existing CR 2116 roadway consists of two 9-foot driving lanes without shoulders. The proposed project involves constructing on new location a rural roadway with a width of 44 feet consisting of 2 12-foot travel lanes and two 10-foot shoulders with ditches situated in a right of way (ROW) varying from 150 feet to 250 feet. At existing county road intersections, the proposed ROW would be wider. The CR 2110 roadway would be reconstructed approximately 525 feet north and 400 feet south (total length of 925 feet) of the proposed SL 255 and would be configured with two 12 foot driving lanes. CR 2120 would also be reconstructed at its intersection with the proposed new location SL 255 approximately 270 feet south and 130 feet north and configured with two 12-foot driving lanes. At the proposed intersection of SL 255 and FM 1520, the project includes the addition of a striped median with a 300-foot taper to the southeast of the intersection and a dedicated 12-foot left turn lane onto SL 255 northwest of the intersection.
Approximately 43 acres of new ROW would be required to construct SL 255. The existing ROW of CR 2116 is approximately 2.96 acres, and approximately 11.1 acres of proposed new ROW adjacent to CR 2116 would be needed. Approximately 31.9 acres of new ROW would be required for the new location portion of the roadway. Two structures would be impacted by the proposed project. One is a vacant residence located to the north of the existing CR 2116 roadway, just west of the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) track. The second displacement is a metal building located to the northwest of the intersection of the proposed new location roadway and CR 2120. The metal building appears to be utilized for storage. Both structures would be impacted and would need to be relocated as part of the proposed project construction.
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 16, 2014, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.
TxDOT Atlanta District
701 E Main St.
Atlanta, TX 75551
Posted July 14, 2017