US 281 Alice Improvement Project
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US 281 Alice Improvement Project

Virtual public hearing with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. CT

In-person: Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. CT


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Public comment deadline All written comments must be received on or before Friday, July 15, 2022.
Virtual details

The prerecorded virtual public hearing presentation will be available here from Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person 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.

In-person details Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
TxDOT Alice Area Office
1071 North US Highway 281
Alice, TX 78332
Purpose The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to upgrade approximately 9 miles of the existing U.S. Highway (US) 281 roadway to interstate standards from north of Alice to south of Alice in Jim Wells County, Texas. The virtual public hearing materials will include the pre-recorded presentation, project fact sheet, and preliminary project layout. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online public hearing.

The primary purpose of the proposed project is to improve safety and mobility by upgrading US 281 in Alice to interstate standards. The project would upgrade the existing 4-lane divided highway to a 4-lane divided freeway. The existing roadways would become the frontage roads. Existing overpasses are located at SH 44 and FM 1554. A new overpass would be constructed over CR 116 and CR 117 and an overpass would be constructed at CR 129. Two new bridges would be built over San Diego Creek. Throughout the project limits, existing ramps may be shifted north or south to safely maintain access to the roadway. The existing ROW varies between 290 and 600 feet in width. No new ROW is needed to complete the proposed US 281 improvement project. No residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.

The proposed project would involve action in a floodplain.

Accessibility The virtual public hearing and the 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 hearing or in-person option, please contact Rickey Dailey, Public Information Officer, Corpus Christi District, at 361-808-2544 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, June 27, 2022. 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
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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.

Posted: June 9, 2022