Notice of Availability - FM 494
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Notice of Availability - FM 494

Purpose: This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed FM 494 (Shary Rd.) project from SH 107 to FM 1924 (Mile 3 North Rd)  in Hidalgo  County, Texas. 
Description: The proposed project includes:

  • Four 12-foot-wide travel lanes (two lanes in each direction)
  • One 16-foot-wide continuous left-turn lane
  • 10-foot-wide outside shoulders
  • An underground storm drain system

To avoid noise impacts that may result from future development adjacent to a proposed highway project, a traffic noise analysis is included in the final EA, which includes predicted noise impact contours for currently undeveloped areas. These impact contours are intended as a general guide to assist local planning officials and developers plan and construct new activities in locations that would not result in traffic noise impacts. On the date of approval/clearance of an EA/FONSI (including the traffic noise analysis) for a proposed highway project, TxDOT is no longer responsible for providing noise abatement for new development.

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. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact: TxDOT Pharr District
600 W. I-2
Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 702-6100

Posted: May 12, 2017