FM 973 Realignment Project
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FM 973 Realignment Project

Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment and virtual public hearing with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. CT

In-person: Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. CT

Virtual public hearing pre-recorded presentation
Public comment deadline Comments received or postmarked by Aug. 26, 2022 will be included in the official public hearing record.

Virtual Public Hearing
On this webpage

In-Person Public Hearing
ShadowGlen Golf Club
12801 N. Lexington St.
Manor, TX 78653

Virtual details The virtual public hearing will be available below beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 through Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
In-person details Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person public hearing 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 hearing, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments. The in-person option will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 at the ShadowGlen Golf Club, 12801 N. Lexington St., Manor, TX 78653. Displays will be available for viewing beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the formal hearing beginning at 6 p.m.
Purpose The Texas Department of Transportation is holding a virtual public hearing to discuss improvements to FM 973 from SH 130 to US 290 in Travis County, Texas. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on the draft environmental assessment and the recommended alternative for improvements to FM 973 from SH 130 to US 290.

The proposed improvements include:

  • Realignment and widening of a portion of FM 973 by constructing a roadway, partially in new location, between SH 130 and US 290
  • Expanding FM 973 from two to six travel lanes (three in each direction)
  • Adding a grassy median and turn lanes in various locations
  • Adding drainage improvements, overpasses, sidewalk, and shared-use path
Additional information

TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public meeting/hearing. Before viewing the video presentation, click on the link below to read through the instructions.

For full screen, please visit our YouTube page.

Accessibility The virtual public hearing 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, please contact Mitzi Ellison at (512) 761-2711 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

For both the virtual public hearing and in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways:

Verbal Comments

Leave a recorded voicemail at 512-394-4532 with your verbal testimony starting on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. The access is available 24 hours a day through Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Written Comments

Written comments can be submitted the following ways until Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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.

Posted: July 21, 2022