US 59 Feasibility Study
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
In-person: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 5 - 7 p.m., CT
Virtual option: Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, by 5 p.m., CT
|Public comment deadline||All comments must be received by Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.|
|Virtual details||The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted online by Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at 5 p.m.
The same information will be available at both the in-person and virtual meetings, including a pre-recorded video presentation with audio and visual components. In-person attendees will be able to view the presentation which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of study materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave comments. The in-person public meeting will follow an “open house” format, meaning attendees may come and go at their convenience.
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023
|Purpose||TxDOT is conducting a feasibility study of interstate designation for US 59 from Bob Bullock Loop to 20.7 miles east of Bob Bullock Loop. The eastern project study limit on US 59 is located approximately 7.5 miles west of FM 2895 in Webb County, Texas. In addition, TxDOT is analyzing potential improvements aimed at improving safety, mobility, and capacity in the study area. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an in-person meeting and a virtual public meeting regarding this study.|
The proposed project would accommodate a four-lane divided freeway with two-lane one-way roads on each side to enhance regional mobility, accommodate future growth, support economic development and facilitate freight movement. The typical proposed right-of-way (ROW) would be approximately 400 feet wide, with the minimum and maximum ROW width ranging from 340 feet to 400 feet, respectively. The typical freeway section would consist of two one-way sections of roadway consisting of two 12-foot-wide travel lanes with 4-foot-wide and 10-foot-wide inside and outside shoulders respectively divided by a grassy median.
The proposed project would involve construction in a floodplain.
Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the study location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding this study are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Laredo District Office, 1817 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, TX 78043. Study materials are also available online on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person public meeting.
|Accessibility||The in-person and virtual public meetings will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English or Spanish, 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 virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact the TxDOT Public Information Officer at 956-712-7416 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Oct. 16, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the TxDOT to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||
Submit written comments:
All comments must be received on or before Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, to be included in the public meeting documentation. Responses to comments received will be available on this webpage once they have been prepared.
|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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.|
Posted: Oct. 4, 2023