Public Hearing - Fairgrounds Road
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Public Hearing - Fairgrounds Road

Where: Lee Freshman High School Library
1400 E. Oak Ave.
Midland, TX 79705
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Open House: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Formal Hearing: 7 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements to Fairgrounds Road from State Loop (SL) 250 to Pecan Avenue in Midland and to receive public comment. Displays will be available for viewing at 6 p.m. with the formal hearing beginning at 7 p.m.
Description: The proposed project would widen Fairgrounds Road from two lanes to five lanes. The length of the proposed project is approximately 1.5 miles.
  • South of Wadley Avenue - Fairgrounds Road would consist of one 11-foot lane and one 14-foot shared use lane in each direction and an 11-foot continuous center left-turn lane. There would be five-foot-wide sidewalks on each side of the roadway.
  • North of Wadley Avenue - Fairgrounds Road would consist of two 12-foot lanes in each direction with a 12-foot continuous center left-turn lane. An eight-foot bike/pedestrian trail would be constructed on the west side of the roadway.
All interested citizens are invited to attend this public hearing. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding this project are requested and may be presented for a period of 10 calendar days following the hearing. Written comments may be submitted either in person, at the meeting or by mail to:

Matt Carr, P.E.
City of Midland
P.O. Box 1152
Midland, TX 79702

Comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, March, 27, 2015, in order to become part of the official hearing record.

The public hearing will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to call (432) 685-7287. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the public hearing. The City of Midland will make every reasonable effort to accommodate these needs. If you have general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, call (432) 685-7415.

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. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
Contact: TxDOT Odessa District
(432) 332-0501