Notice of Final Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review for SL 195 from FM 755 to US 83
This notice advises the public that the TxDOT has issued a final environmental assessment for the proposed SL 195 project and that the final EA is available for public review.
The proposed SL 195 project would entail the construction of a new-location four-lane divided highway, connecting FM 755 to US 83, from FM 755 to US Highway 83-One Mile NW of the Loma Blanca Intersection in Starr County, Texas.
The proposed project is a new-location reliever route. FM 755 is a two-lane undivided roadway, and US 83 has two lanes in each direction with a center left-turn lane. The proposed SL 195 project would connect these two existing roadways.
The new roadway’s typical section would have two 12-foot vehicle travel lanes in each direction and a grassy median; the roadway would expand to include left-turn lanes at the at-grade intersections with existing roadways and at the turn-around locations provided along the alignment. The roadway would have four-foot inside shoulders and 10-foot outside shoulders within a typical 300-foot-wide right-of-way. There would be an overpass approach at the intersection with US 83/Loma Blanca Road. In the areas with future overpasses, the right-of-way would increase to 450 feet wide to accommodate future main lanes over the intersection. The overpass approach at US 83/Loma Blanca Road would have two 12-foot vehicle travel lanes in each direction with 17-foot inside shoulders and 10-foot outside shoulders. The proposed project would also include improvements to FM 3167 and FM 649. At these locations, the cross streets would be widened to provide a travel lane and left-turn lane in each direction, for a length of 285 feet within the intersection.
Pursuant to 23 CFR 771.119(h), TxDOT will issue a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for this project no sooner than 30 days after the issuance of this notice of availability.
The EA is 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 EA, please contact TxDOT Pharr District, at (956) 702-6161 no later than 4 p.m. CT, at least three business days before the date on which you would like to review the EA. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for 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 Pharr District
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577
Posted April 30, 2021