Public Hearing - I-20 Interchange and Frontage Roads from E. Bankhead Drive to Lakeshore Drive
Weatherford High School Cafeteria (Map)
2121 Bethel Road
Weatherford, TX 76087
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Open House: 6 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), acting as lead agency in conjunction with Parker County, the City of Hudson Oaks, and the City of Weatherford, is proposing to reconstruct and improve the I-20 Interchange and frontage roads from E. Bankhead Drive to Lakeshore Drive in Parker County, Texas. Displays will be available for viewing at 6 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.
Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the project are requested and may be presented at the hearing, or submitted in person or by mail to:
Brian R. Barth, P.E., District Engineer
TxDOT Fort Worth District
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133
Comments must be received on or before August 12, 2016, to be part of the official hearing record.
The hearing will be conducted in English. People interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact Tanya Fitzgerald at (817) 370-6610. Requests should be made at least three working days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.
The proposed project is needed to address current and projected traffic demands, safety and existing facility design and operational deficiencies. The proposed project would complete the interchange and provide access for all traffic movements between I-20 and Center Point Road and provide continuous one-way frontage roads extending eastbound and westbound between E. Bankhead Drive and Lakeshore Drive. An additional Center Point Road Bridge would be provided and the existing two-way frontage road segments would be reconstructed to one-way.
The project would reconstruct the eastbound exit and westbound entrance with E. Bankhead Drive and the eastbound exit to Lakeshore Drive near the same locations the ramps currently exist. The westbound exit and eastbound entrance with E. Bankhead Drive would be relocated to the east near Center Point Road and four new entrance and exit ramps with auxiliary lanes would be constructed for access. The existing westbound exit and entrance ramps between Center Point Road and Lakeshore Drive will remain. The project is located in Parker County on the border of the City of Weatherford and City of Hudson Oaks. The total length of the project along I-20 is 3.4 miles.
The existing right of way (ROW) within the project limits is approximately 153 acres. The additional ROW needed would include approximately 13.8 acres. The proposed project would displace seven structures including one owner-occupied, five tenant-occupied, and one unoccupied structure.
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. Code Section 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Fort Worth District
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Updated July 5, 2016.