I-35 Capital Express Central Project from US 290 East to US 290 West/SH 71
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I-35 Capital Express Central Project from US 290 East to US 290 West/SH 71

Draft environmental impact statement and virtual public hearing with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at 5 p.m. CT

In-person option: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. CT

English presentation
Presentación en español

Public Comment Deadline

Comments received by Tuesday, March 7, 2023, will be included in the official hearing record.

Virtual details

The virtual public hearing will be posted on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at 9 a.m. through Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.

In-person details

TxDOT is providing an in-person hearing option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online public hearing.

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave St.
Austin, TX 78702

Purpose

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide stakeholders an opportunity to review and provide comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and the Preferred Alternative.

The draft EIS is currently available below under Hearing materials and at the following locations:

  • My35CapEx.com
  • TxDOT Austin District Office, 7901 N I-35, Austin, TX 78753
  • Carver Library, 1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702
  • Ruiz Library, 1600 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
  • Southeast Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., Austin, TX 78744
  • Montopolis Recreation and Community Center, 1200 Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741
Description The I-35 Capital Express Central project is approximately eight (8) miles in length and would include the removal of the existing I-35 decks, lowering the roadway, and adding two non-tolled high-occupancy vehicle managed lanes in each direction along I-35 from US 290 East to US 290 West/State Highway 71. The project will also reconstruct east-west cross-street bridges, add pedestrian and bicycle paths, improve transit accommodations and make additional safety and mobility improvements within the project limits.
Accessibility The 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 public hearing, please contact Frances Jordan, at 512-953-7876, no later than Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at 4 p.m. CT. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.

Hearing materials

How to make a comment

Comments received by Tuesday, March 7, 2023, will be included in the official hearing record. Public and agency comments may be submitted at the public hearing or via:

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: Dec. 29, 2022