Notice Affording Opportunity for a Public Hearing - FM 1515 from Masch Branch Street to Bonnie Brae Street
The purpose of this notice is to afford an opportunity for a public hearing regarding proposed improvements to FM 1515 from Masch Branch Street to Bonnie Brae Street within the city of Denton in Denton County, Texas. Comments or request for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before Thursday, July 9, 2020.
The proposed improvements to FM 1515 would consist of the reconstruction and widening to mostly six travel lanes (three in each direction) from Masch Branch Street to Bonnie Brae Street within the city of Denton in Denton County. FM 1515 is an undivided, minor arterial consisting of two 12-foot-wide lanes, 4-foot-wide shoulders and 12-foot-wide turning lanes within an existing right of way (ROW) of approximately 90 feet. The proposed improvements would include two 12-foot wide inside travel lanes and a 14-foot wide outside travel lane to accommodate shared-use of bicycles and vehicles. The proposed number of lanes between Westcourt Road and Western Boulevard along the eastbound would be four (two lanes in each direction), a distance of approximately 1,500 feet, to accommodate entrance to a proposed roundabout at Western Boulevard. The proposed facility would include a raised median, curb and gutter in each direction, and continuous 5-foot-wide sidewalks within a proposed ROW of approximately 140 feet. Additional improvements to FM 1515 would include drainage, cross streets, and driveways improvements. Other improvements include the replacement of the existing bridge structures over Dry Fork Hickory Creek, the Kansas City Southern Railroad and Interstate Highway 35W (IH 35W); and improvements to the southbound IH 35W frontage road.
Approximately 14 acres of ROW and 0.04 acre of easement would be required for the proposed project. Although additional ROW would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time.
Any interested person may submit a written request for a public hearing on this project. Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are also requested. Written hearing requests and comments may be submitted by mail to the TxDOT Dallas District Office, ATTN: Mr. Nelson Underwood, P.E., TxDOT Project Manager, 4777 E. Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150-6643.
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.
TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
Posted June 18, 2020