Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for proposed US 281 (future I-69C) - Segment 2 and 3 from SH 186/FM 1017 to FM 3066
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Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for proposed US 281 (future I-69C) - Segment 2 and 3 from SH 186/FM 1017 to FM 3066



This notice advises the public that TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed US 281 – Segment 2 and 3 and that the FONSI is available for public review.


The proposed project would include widening 43.9 miles of US 281 from a four-lane divided roadway to a six-lane divided (three main lanes each direction) urban freeway and two-lane discontinuous frontage roads in each direction. Additionally, 11 overpasses, spaced three to five miles apart, and turnarounds at various intersections are being proposed. The interim proposed roadway will consist of constructing four lanes divided (two main lanes each direction) and two-lane frontage roads. The ultimate section, to be constructed as needed to meet future mobility demands, would add an additional two main lanes. Other unique features proposed as part of this effort is four wildlife crossings. The limits of the proposed project are from SH 186/FM 1017 to FM 3066 in Hidalgo and Brooks Counties, Texas.

The FONSI and approved final environmental assessment are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at TxDOT District Office located at 600 W Interstate 2 Expressway, Pharr, TX 78577, (956) 702-6100.

Special Accommodations:

The FONSI and EA are 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 FONSI or 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 FONSI or 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

(956) 702-6100


Posted Sept. 20, 2021