Virtual Public Meeting with In-Person Option - FM 1053 Realignment Project
The virtual presentation and other information will be posted on this page at the date and time listed below.
The in-person option will be held at Buena Vista High School located at 404 West Hwy 11, Imperial, TX 79743.
Virtual: Monday, July 26, 2021, at 4 p.m.
In-Person Option: Monday, July 26, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
TxDOT is proposing to realign a portion of FM 1053 from FM 11 in Imperial, Texas to 10 miles south of FM 1450, in Pecos County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a virtual public meeting regarding the proposed project.
The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. If you do not have internet access, you may call Greg Vowels, P.E., at (214) 217-2234, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions about the project and access project materials at any time during the project development process.
Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants from a socially distanced approach, and leave written comments.
Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by mail to Freese and Nichols at 801 Cherry Street, Suite 2800, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Written comments may also be submitted by email. All comments must be received on or before Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. Responses to comments received will be available online once they have been prepared.
Due to a subsidence feature, TxDOT is proposing to realign a portion of FM 1053. The existing limits of the FM 1053 roadway to be realigned are from FM 11 in Imperial, Texas to 10 miles south of FM 1450. This portion of FM 1053 is proposed to be realigned to the existing Buena Vista Road, from FM 11, approximately 5 miles southeast of the current FM 1053 intersection with FM 11, to 10 miles south of FM 1450. As a result of the realignment, FM 1450 would also be extended from its current intersection with FM 1053 to the new FM 1053 roadway, using the existing 7 Mile Road. The new roads would be built to TxDOT standards.
Although additional right of way would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT Odessa District Office by calling (214) 217-2234.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the virtual meeting or in-person option, please contact Greg Vowels, P.E, Freese and Nichols, at (214-) 217-2234 or email.
The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, 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 Odessa District Public Information Office at (432) 498-4746 no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services may require time for the TxDOT to arrange.
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 FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Odessa District
3901 East Highway 80
Odessa, TX 79761
Posted July 6, 2021