I-20 in Reeves County
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I-20 in Reeves County

Notice affording an opportunity for a public hearing

Deadline: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Comment period deadline

Any interested person may submit a written request for a public hearing on this project. Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are also requested. Written hearing requests and comments may be submitted by mail to the TxDOT Odessa District Office, 3901 E. Highway 80, Odessa, TX 79761, or by email as shown in the notice. All hearing requests and comments must be received on or before Friday, November 18, 2022.

A hearing will be held if ten or more individuals submit timely written requests for a hearing, or if an agency with jurisdiction over the project submits a timely written request for a hearing that is supported by reasons why a hearing will be helpful. Responses to comments received will be available online at www.txdot.gov once they have been prepared.

Purpose The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to reconstruct and improve I-20 from 0.3 mile west of County Road (CR) 419 (Shaw Road) to 1.5 miles east of CR 117 (Collie Road) in Reeves County, Texas. The proposed project extends approximately 16.5 miles along I-20. This notice advises the public that TxDOT is affording an opportunity for a public hearing on the proposed project.

TxDOT proposes to improve I-20 by reconstructing the main lanes and frontage roads, reconfiguring several interchanges, adding an interchange at Evergreen Street, adding new frontage roads to create continuous frontage roads through Pecos, reconfiguring several interstate ramps, increasing the vertical clearance of bridges, and converting the existing two-way frontage roads to one-way.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace one non-residential structure. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling 432-498-4645.

The proposed project would involve construction in a wetland.

Any environmental documentation or studies, maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at TxDOT Odessa District Office, 3901 E. Highway 80, Odessa, TX 79761, or by email as shown in the notice.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, please contact the Advanced Planning Engineer, Odessa District, at 432-498-4645 or by email as shown in the notice.

Accessibility The project materials are written 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 review the project materials or submit information, please contact Susan Patterson at 936-933-5793 or Susan.Patterson@stantec.com no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the project materials or submit information. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Additional information
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.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2022