FM 3248 (E. Alton Gloor Blvd.) from I-69E to FM 1847
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, by 5 p.m. CT
In-person: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline
|All comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting.
The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted online on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, on this webpage. Following the virtual public meeting, the presentation will remain available for viewing at the web address indicated above and comments must be submitted or postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, to be a part of the public meeting summary report.
If you do not have internet access, you may contact the Pharr District Office 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.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
Brownsville Events Center
In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting; review hard copies of project materials; ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants; and submit written comments.
|TxDOT is proposing to redesign FM 3248 (E. Alton Gloor Blvd.) from I-69E to FM 1847 from an existing five-lane roadway with a continuous left turn lane to a six-lane roadway with a raised median and a 10-foot-wide shared use path in each direction in Cameron County, Texas.
The approximately 2.1-mile proposed project would redesign the existing five-lane roadway with a continuous left turn lane to a six-lane roadway with a raised median and a 10-foot-wide shared use path in each direction. The existing FM 3248 right-of-way (ROW) width is 120 feet wide throughout the length of the project. The proposed new ROW width would be 140 feet.
The purpose of the proposed FM 3248 project is to reduce congestion and improve mobility and safety.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional ROW and potentially displace three residences and five 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 ROW acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling 956-702-6287.
The proposed project is anticipated to impact the following property: the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Hike and Bike Trail, which is protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The proposed project would potentially impact approximately 0.05 acre of trail and associated parking. The portion of the trail within the proposed ROW would be reconstructed to connect to the project’s proposed shared use path. TxDOT anticipates making a de minimis determination for this use under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Public comments on the effects of the proposed project to the activities, features, or attributes of the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Hike and Bike Trail may be submitted as described in the “How to make a comment” section.
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 TxDOT Pharr District Office. 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.
TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 956-702-6161 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, to request accommodation.
Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
|How to make a comment
For both the virtual public meeting and in-person option, the public may provide comments in the following ways:
Comments must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting. Responses to comments received will be available on this webpage once they are available.
|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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.
Posted: Jan. 29, 2024