Notice Draft Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review and Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option - SL 288 from I-35W to I-35 in Denton County, Texas
Virtual Public Hearing now available. This will be an online public hearing via a pre-recorded presentation.
An in-person option is available by appointment only.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
The pre-recorded presentation video will be available for comment by 6 p.m.
The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to present the proposed improvements and solicit public comments to SL 288 from I-35W to I-35. The virtual public hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m. Materials will consist of a video presentation explaining the proposed project, which includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits and materials for review. Formal comments may be provided by mail, email, or voicemail as described in the notice and on the virtual public hearing website. Comments must be received on or before Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to be a part of the official hearing record.
The proposed SL 288 project includes the construction of a four-lane new location frontage road system from I-35W south of Denton to I-35 north of Denton, in Denton County, Texas, and is approximately 9.0 miles in length. The proposed project right of way (ROW) would include a median that would accommodate future construction of an ultimate mainlane roadway. Construction of the ultimate mainlane roadway would be based on projected traffic and funding and would require additional environmental analysis prior to construction. At this time, only the construction of the frontage road system is planned.
The new location SL 288 frontage road system would include a northbound and southbound frontage road facility. For rural areas, the roadway would consist of two travel lanes (one 12-foot-wide lane and one 14-foot-wide lane for bicycle accommodation) and 8-foot-wide inside and outside shoulders in each direction, with open ditch drainage. For urbanized areas, the roadway would consist of two travel lanes (one 12-foot-wide lane and one 14-foot-wide lane for bicycle accommodation) in each direction, with curb and gutter drainage. The roadway would also include 6-foot-wide sidewalks along both sides of the road throughout the project limits. The proposed project ROW would include a median (variable width) that would accommodate the future construction of an ultimate mainlane roadway.
The project area includes approximately 26.6 acres of existing roadway ROW, 401.5 acres of proposed ROW, 1.2 acres of proposed permanent drainage easements, and 13.2 acres of proposed ROW by others. The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, displace five single-family residences and one commercial property.
How to sign up for in-person hearing:
The in-person option will be held on July 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendance at the in-person option will be by appointment only. Individuals wishing to attend the in-person option may call (512) 241-2208 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday to make an appointment and receive further instructions regarding the in-person option. In recognition of COVID-19, enhanced safety measures will be applied at the in-person option, including a requirement to wear a face mask and follow social distancing.
TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The public hearing 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. Please call the TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Office at (214) 320-4480. Requests should be made at least two working days prior to the hearing. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some 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.
- Notice (Español)
- Public Hearing Notice Supplemental
- Public Hearing Notice Supplemental (Español)
- Public Hearing Notice Supplemental Verision 2
- Public Hearing Notice Supplemental Verision 2 (Español)
- Comment Card
- Comment Card (Español)
- Memorandum of Understanding Exhibit Board
- Project Location Map Exhibit Board
- Environmental Constraints Map Exhibit Board
- Typical Sections Exhibit Board
- Timeline Exhibit Board
- Fact Sheet Exhibit Board
- Presentation Slides
Environmental Document & Technical Reports:
- Draft Environmental Assessment
- Public Meeting Summary Report
- Water Technical Report
- Community Impacts Assessment Technical Report
- Cumulative Impacts Technical Report
- Indirect Impacts Technical Report
- Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment (ISA)
- Historical Resources Survey
- Noise Technical Report
- Tier I Site Assessment Form
- Biological Coordination Complete Documentation
- Air Quality Technical Report
- Transportation Conformity Report
Right of Way Documents:
TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
Posted: June 24, 2020