Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Final Environmental Assessment for Public Review - Southeast Connector
This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review, and TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed Southeast Connector in Tarrant County, Texas, and that the FONSI is available for public review.
Along I-20, from Forest Hill Drive to the I-820/I‑20 interchange, proposed improvements would reconstruct and widen the existing four to five main lanes in each direction to six main lanes in each direction. The project would also reconstruct the two to three-lane frontage roads to include two to four new continuous frontage road lanes in each direction. Between I‑820 and US 287, five main lanes in each direction, four‑lane collector-distributor roads and new two to four-lane frontage roads in each direction would be constructed. From the I-20/US 287 Interchange to Park Springs Boulevard, improvements would include reconstruction and widening to five main lanes in each direction, reconstruction of existing frontage roads from two to four lanes each direction and construction of new frontage roads between Green Oaks Boulevard and Kelly Elliot Road.
Improvements to I-820 would include reconstruction and widening from two to four main lanes in each direction to seven main lanes in each direction between I-20 and US 287. From US 287 to Meadowbrook Drive, improvements would include reconstructing and widening the existing two to four main lanes to four main lanes in each direction, with auxiliary lanes between entrance and exit ramps. Additionally, the current frontage roads along I-820 would be reconstructed and widened to two to four lanes in each direction. The main lanes of US 287 would be reconstructed and widened from two to three main lanes in each direction to three main lanes in each direction with auxiliary lanes between entrance and exit ramps. The frontage road lanes within this section would be reconstructed to two to three lanes in each direction.
Bicycle or pedestrian accommodations including shared-use paths and sidewalks along frontage roads and at cross-street intersections would be included. Separate bike lanes and sidewalks are proposed at cross streets when shared use paths are not provided.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace 23 residences and 18 non-residential structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.
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 Fort Worth District Office
2501 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX, 76133
Posted: Sept. 8, 2020