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Notice of public scoping meeting

Virtual: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 at 4 p.m. (MT) to Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023

In-person: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. (MT)

Public comment deadline Comments must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.
Virtual details

A virtual option will go live at 4 p.m. (MT) on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. 

The virtual room will include both audio and visual components. 

Please note that the virtual room will not be available on the website until the time and date listed above. 

If you do not have internet access, you may call Kim Johnson at 512-567-9270 to ask questions on how to access project materials at any time during the comment period.

In-person details
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
4-7 p.m. MT
El Paso Convention Center (Juarez Room)
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, Texas, 79901

The purpose of this public scoping meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on the draft coordination plan and schedule, the project purpose and need, the alternatives, and methodologies and level of detail for analyzing alternatives. 

It will also allow the public an opportunity to provide input on any expected environmental impacts, anticipated permits or other authorizations, and any significant issues that will be analyzed in depth in the EIS.

Based on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, TxDOT has determined that the Downtown 10 Project will now be classified and prepared as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate a range of build alternatives and a no-build alternative.

The public scoping meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish. 

If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish are not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively, 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 public scoping meeting, please contact Lauren Macias-Cervantes, Public Information Officer, El Paso District, at 915-790-4341 no later than 4 p.m. MT, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. 

Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Meeting materials
How to make a comment

The public is requested to identify, in writing, potential alternatives, information, and analyses relevant to this proposed project. 

Such information may be provided in writing by mail to the TxDOT El Paso District Office, Attn: Downtown 10/Hugo Hernández, 13301 Gateway Boulevard West, El Paso, Texas 79928-5410. 

Electronic comments may also be submitted by email to Downtown10@txdot.gov or through the virtual site. 

Additionally, members of the public may also call 915-209-0027 and leave verbal comments. 

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 on: Nov. 8, 2022