Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment and Opportunity for a Public Hearing - FM 3349 at US 79
The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that a draft environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and that TxDOT is affording an opportunity for a public hearing on the proposed project FM 3349 at US 79, from County Road 404 to County Road 395 in Williamson County, Texas. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.
The proposed project would include widening the existing undivided two‐lane FM 3349 and CR 101 roadways into a four‐lane divided roadway, constructing an elevated crossing over US 79 and the Union Pacific Railroad, and constructing a local access road “jug handle” to provide connectivity between US 79 and FM 3349/CR 101.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially cause displacements. 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 can be found by going to the TxDOT Landowner's Rights Publications web page.
The proposed project is anticipated to require a minor amount of ROW from a property protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966.
The proposed project would involve improvements in a floodplain.
The draft EA, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are available for review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Williamson County Road and Bridge Division, 3151 SE Inner Loop, Suite B, Georgetown, Texas 78626. Project materials are also available.
The project materials are written 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 review the project materials or submit information, please contact the Williamson County Public Information Office, (512) 943-1195, no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the project materials or submit information. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time to arrange.
Any interested person may submit a written request for a public hearing on this project. Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are also requested. Written hearing requests and comments may be submitted by mail to the Williamson County Public Information Office, 710 S. Main Street, Suite 101 Georgetown, TX 78626, or by email to email@example.com.
All hearing requests and comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. A hearing will be held if 10 or more individuals submit timely written requests for a hearing, or if an agency with jurisdiction over the project submits a timely written request for a hearing that is supported by reasons why a hearing will be helpful.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, please contact the Williamson County Public Information Office.
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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Austin District
7901 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78753
Posted: Oct. 1, 2021