FM 973 realignment project from SH 130 to US 290
Notice of availability of finding of no significant impact (FONSI)
|Purpose||This notice advises the public TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed Farm-to-Market (FM) 973 project, and that the FONSI is available for public review. The proposed project would realign and widen a portion of FM 973 by constructing a roadway, partially in a new location, between State Highway (SH) 130 and United States Highway (US) 290 east of Manor in Travis County.|
The proposed project would realign and widen a portion of FM 973 by constructing a roadway, partially in a new location, between State Highway (SH) 130 and United States Highway (US) 290 east of Manor in Travis County. The project length is 5.7 miles. The proposed improvements would expand FM 973 from 2 to 6 travel lanes - three in each direction - and include a grassy median and turn lanes in various locations. The project would also include drainage improvements, overpasses, sidewalks and shared-use paths.
The FONSI and approved final environmental assessment (EA) are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Austin District Office, 7901 N. I-35, Austin, TX 78753.
For further information or to request a copy of the FONSI and/or approved final EA, please contact Troy Olney, TxDOT Environmental Program Manager, at (512) 832-7056 or at Troy.Olney@txdot.gov.
|Accessibility||The FONSI and EA 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 FONSI or EA, please contact Brad Wheelis, TxDOT Austin District Public Information Officer, at (512) 832-7060 no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the FONSI or EA. Please be aware that advance noticeis required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.|
|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: Jan. 20, 2023