Virtual Public Meeting - FM 1171 from I-35W to West of FM 156
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Virtual Public Meeting - FM 1171 from I-35W to West of FM 156

Where:

The virtual public meeting will be posted on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6 p.m.

When:

The virtual public meeting will begin on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6 p.m. This is not a live event and can be viewed any time beginning Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6 p.m. through Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. All comments must be received on or before Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Purpose:

TxDOT and Denton County are proposing the construction of a new location non-freeway roadway of FM 1171 from IH 35W to west of FM 156 in Denton County, Texas.

Description:

Within the urbanized sections of the roadway, the new location non-freeway roadway would consist of three 12-foot lanes in each direction, with a 18-foot. wide median, a 14-foot inside shoulders, 2-foot outside shoulders, a 10-foot wide shared use path, and, a 6-foot sidewalk with American Disabilities Act curb ramps in both directions.  The usual right-of-way (ROW) width for the urban roadway is 200 feet.

Within the rural section of the roadway, the new location non-freeway roadway would consist of two 12-foot lanes (ultimate 6-lanes) in each direction, a 60-foot. wide depressed median, 4-foot inside shoulders, and 10-foot outside shoulders for bicycle accommodations within the rural section of the proposed roadway. The usual ROW width for the rural roadway is 200 feet.

12-foot wide turn lanes would be constructed where appropriate at various locations throughout the project corridor. Proposed drainage will be conveyed by curb and gutter, a storm sewer system and crossing culverts. The design speed for the proposed roadway is 40 miles per hour (mph) for the urban sections and 70 mph for the rural section.

The project also proposes the construction of two new bridges:

  • The proposed FM 1171 Bridge section spanning FM 156, B.N.S.F. Railroad, the GE Test Track Railroad, and Justin Cemetery Road, a length of approximately 535 feet. The usual ROW width varies from 250 feet to 300 feet.
  • The proposed FM 1171 Bridge section spanning Denton Creek, a length of approximately 2,940 feet. This bridge will be constructed in phases interim and ultimate. The interim phase would consist of two 12-foot lanes in each direction with a 22-foot inside shoulder and a 10-foot outside shoulder. The ultimate phase would consist of three 12-foot lanes in each direction with a 10-foot inside and outside shoulder. The usual ROW width for both phases is 200 feet.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional ROW, and potentially displace one vacant structure. 

Special Accommodations:

The virtual public meeting 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 participate in the virtual public meeting, please contact the TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Office at (214) 320-4480 no later than 4 p.m. CT, on Monday, July 5, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange. 

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.

Contact:

TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
(214) 320-4480
Email

Posted: June 23, 2021