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Dana Avenue

From FM 3248 (Dr. Hugh Emerson Rd.) to FM 802 (Ruben Torres Blvd.)

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, by 5:45 p.m. CT

In-person open house: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT

Prerecorded presentations / Presentaciones pregrabadas

Public comment deadline All comments must be received on or before Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.
Virtual details

The presentation will be posted online by Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at 5:45 p.m. on the CCRMA webpage.

Following the virtual public meeting, the presentation will remain available for viewing at the web address indicated above until at least Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at 5 p.m. If you do not have internet access, you may call the project manager at 956-621-5571 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.

In-person details

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Daniel Breeden Elementary School Cafeteria
3955 Dana Ave.
Brownsville, TX 78520

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 CCRMA staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.

Purpose The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA), in cooperation with TxDOT, Cameron County, and the City of Brownsville, is proposing to widen and reconstruct Dana Avenue from FM 3248 to FM 802 in Cameron County, Texas. 
Description

The scope of the project would include widening and reconstructing 2.4 miles of Dana Avenue from a 24-foot rural road to a 56-foot rural road within a usual 80-foot-wide right of way (ROW). The proposed road would include two 12-foot travel lanes, a 12-foot continuous left turn lane, two 10-foot shoulders, a 10-foot shared-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk. Drainage would be provided by a storm drain system. The project would include right-turn lanes at major intersections and schools. A 120-foot-wide ROW is proposed at a new bridge over the Resaca del Rancho Viejo, and at the existing bridge over Cameron County Drainage District’s Ditch #1 to improve approaches. In addition, approximately 300 feet of incidental construction would occur within the existing ROW south of FM 802 to ensure proper intersection alignment. A total of 7.97 acres of proposed ROW would be required.

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 CCRMA by calling 956-621-5571. No impacts to wetlands or Section 4(f) properties are anticipated. Section 4(f) properties are protected public-owned lands including parks, recreation areas, wildlife/waterfowl refuges and/or historic sites. The proposed project 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 CCRMA office at 3461 Carmen Ave., Rancho Viejo, TX 78575. Call 956-621-5571 to schedule an appointment. Project materials are also available online on this webpage and on the CCRMA 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 and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because neither English nor Spanish are your primary languages or you have difficulty communicating effectively in one of these languages, 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 CCRMA at 956-621-5571 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Jan. 29, 2024.

Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the CCRMA to arrange.

Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Written comments may be submitted via the following: 

  • In-person at the open house
  • Mail
    CCRMA
    Attn: Eric Davila, P.E.
    3461 Carmen Ave.
    Rancho Viejo, TX 78575
  • Email as shown in the notice

All comments must be received on or before Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Responses to comments received will be available onb 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 December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. 

Posted: Jan. 10, 2024