US 77 from FM 2440 to SH 21
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, by 4:30 p.m. CT
In-person: Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline||All comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, to be included in the public meeting documentation.|
The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted on this webpage by Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, by 4:30 p.m.
If you do not have internet access, you may call 281-872-6960 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.
The in-person meeting will be held at the following location.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023
In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting 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.
|Purpose||The Texas Department of Transportation is proposing to improve US 77 from FM 2440 in Giddings to SH 21 in Lee County, Texas.|
TxDOT is proposing to construct roadway improvements to US 77 from FM 2440 in Giddings to SH 21, a length of approximately eight miles. The proposed project would include widening US 77 from an existing four-lane, undivided highway to a four-lane, divided highway with a grassy median. The purpose of the project is to improve mobility, safety, and operational efficiency. The US 77 existing right-of-way width is typically 100 to 140 feet wide. The US 77 proposed right of way is 140 to 312 feet wide. In consideration of these proposed improvements, TxDOT is reviewing traffic data, local and regional access needs, safety, potential environmental impacts, and is seeking public input.
Although additional right of way would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT Austin District Office by calling 512-832-7018.
The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands.
The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.
Any environmental documentation or studies, 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 the TxDOT Bastrop Area Office, 174 SH 21 East, Bastrop, Texas, 78602, 512-321-2195. Project materials are also available online on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.
The virtual public meeting 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 meeting or in-person option, please contact the project consultant at 210-249-2280 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Nov. 27, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.
|How to make a comment||
Please provide your comment in any of the following ways:
Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, to be included in the official record of the public meeting.
|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: Nov. 8, 2023