FM 812 from US 183 to SH 21
Draft environmental assessment and virtual public hearing with in-person option
Virtual: Jan. 11, 2024, by 5 p.m. CT
In-person: Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline
|All comments must be received on or before Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public hearing.
|The virtual hearing will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted online on Jan. 11, 2024, by 5 p.m. on this webpage. Following the virtual public hearing, the presentation will remain available for viewing at the web address indicated above and comments must be submitted or postmarked by Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, to be a part of the public hearing summary report. If you do not have internet access, you may call 737-272-7027 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process.
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024
In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation 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/or consultants; and leave written comments.
TxDOT is proposing to realign and widen FM 812 from US 183 to SH 21 in Travis and Bastrop counties, Texas, and a portion of FM 973 from 0.1-miles north of McAngus Road to 0.2-miles south of FM 812. This notice advises the public that a draft environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public hearing on the proposed project with an in-person option.
The project would expand the roadway to a four-lane undivided roadway with a center left-turn lane from US 183 to Peterson Rd in the town of Elroy and a four-lane divided roadway from Peterson Rd to SH 21. The project would provide a shared-use path on both sides of FM 812 to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace or impact nine residences and eight 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 found online.
The proposed project is anticipated to impact the following property protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966: the Emil Thure and Annie Nelson Farm Historic District.
The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.
The draft EA, any maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Austin District Office, 7901 North I-35, Austin, TX 78753. Project materials are also available on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.
|The virtual public hearing 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 hearing or in-person option, please call project staff at 346-708-9553 no later than 4 p.m. CT, on Jan. 8, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
|How to make a comment
For both the virtual public hearing and in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways:
Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public hearing. Responses to comments received will be available on this webpage once they are available.
|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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.
Posted: Dec. 14, 2023
CSJs: 1149-01-023 and 1149-02-026