US 82 from Fannin County line to Loop 286 west of Paris, Texas
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, beginning at 5 p.m. CT
In-person: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline||All comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.|
|Virtual details||The virtual meeting can be viewed on this webpage beginning Tuesday, July 25, 2023, by 5 p.m. CT.
The virtual public meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation that includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits. The virtual public meeting is not a live event and the materials can be viewed at your convenience. If you do not have internet access, you may call 903-737-9282 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process.
The same information will be available at both the virtual and in-person meeting, including a pre-recorded video presentation with audio and visual components.
July 25, 2023
The in-person public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience. Staff will be available to answer questions and receive written comments.
|Purpose||The TxDOT Paris District is proposing to improve US 82 from the Fannin County line to Loop 286 west of Paris, Texas in Lamar County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project with an in-person option.|
The existing US 82 roadway is a two-lane undivided highway with passing lanes and a two-way left turn lane approaching the City of Paris. The proposed project would widen US 82 from two lanes to four lanes from the Fannin County Line to Loop 286. From Fannin County Line to County Road 33010, the proposed improvements would include two 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction, a 10-foot-wide outside shoulder, a 4-foot-wide inside shoulder, and a 44 to 68-foot-wide depressed median. From County Road 33010 to Loop 286, the roadway includes two 12-foot-wide travel lanes in each direction, a 10-foot-wide outside shoulder and a 16-foot-wide two-way left turn lane. Approximately one mile west of Loop 286, a 10-foot-wide shared use path would be provided on the south side of US 82.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace four residences and ten non-residential structures. 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 903-737-9282.
The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands and would involve an action in a floodplain.
Any environmental documentation or studies, any 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 the TxDOT Paris District Office, 1365 North Main Street, Paris, Texas, 75460. Please call 903-737-9282. Project materials are also available on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.
|Accessibility||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 Project Manager, at 903-737-9282, no later than 4 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 20, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||
Submit comments via any of the following ways:
All comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023. Responses to comments received will be available online 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: July 7, 2023