Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment and Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option - US 69 Corridor: Gateway to the Big Thicket
|Virtual public hearing This will be a virtual public hearing via a pre-recorded video presentation; the in-person option is available by appointment only
|Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 The pre-recorded presentation video is now available; the video is posted near the bottom of this web page. The in-person option is for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online and will be by appointment only. For more information on this option, please see below.
|The purpose of the virtual public hearing with an in-person option is to receive public input on the proposed widening and improvements to US 69 from FM 1003 (north of Kountze) to FM 1943 (near Warren) in Hardin and Tyler counties, Texas. This notice also advises the public that a draft environmental assessment is available for public review. Written and verbal testimony comments must be received on or before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to be a part of the official virtual public hearing record.
The proposed project includes the following improvements:
The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is typically 100 feet wide but varies up to 120 feet wide in limited locations. The proposed ROW width would be approximately 300 feet wide. The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional ROW and potentially displace five residences and two other non-residential structures. Please review the landowner's rights publications, which contain more information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program concerning services and benefits for displaced persons and businesses if needed.
To participate in the virtual public hearing, review the video on this page starting Nov. 19, 2020, by 4 p.m., and/or participate and provide your comment in the following ways:
|TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The virtual public hearing video presentation will be in English, if you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Requests should be made no later than 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, by calling (409) 898-5745. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
|Instructions for viewing presentation
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.
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Posted: Nov. 2, 2020