US 287 from east of SH 360 to west of US 67
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US 287 from east of SH 360 to west of US 67

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

In-person: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Public comment deadline All comments must be received before or postmarked by Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.
Virtual details

The virtual public meeting will be posted on the Keep It Moving Dallas webpage from Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.

If you do not have internet access, you may call 214-320-4431 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. Please note the materials will not be available until Sept. 14, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

In-person details

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Midlothian Conference Center
Bluebonnet II room
1 Community Circle Dr., Midlothian, TX 76065

The meeting will be an open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience.

Purpose
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing improvements to United States Highway (US) 287 from east of SH 360 to west of US 67 in Ellis County, Texas.
Description

The proposed project includes constructing new two-lane northbound and southbound US 287 frontage roads with a six-foot sidewalk on the southbound side and a ten-foot shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians on the northbound side, new access ramps, and new grade separated interchanges. The project is approximately four miles long. The existing right of way ranges between 300 feet to 400 feet.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require approximately 22.2 acres of additional right of way and potentially displace one non-residential structure. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT Dallas District office by calling 214-320-6675 or visiting the project website.

The proposed project would potentially involve construction in wetlands and improvements in a floodplain.

Any environmental documentation or studies, 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 Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150, 214-320-4431. Project materials are also available online at the project website. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.

Accessibility 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 Public Information Office at 214-320-4480, TxDOT Dallas District, no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by:

  • Mail:
    TxDOT Dallas District Office
    Attn: Project Manager, US 287 Midlothian
    4777 East US Highway 80
    Mesquite, TX 75150
  • Email: as shown in the public meeting notice
  • Verbal comments: by calling 214-531-4940

All comments must be received before or postmarked by Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. Responses to comments received will be available online at the project website once they have been prepared.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or virtual meeting or in-person option, please contact the TxDOT Project Manager by phone at 214-320-4431 or email as shown in the public meeting notice.

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 FHWA and TxDOT.

Posted: Aug. 28, 2023