Business 77 from FM 507 to FM 510
Virtual public meeting with in-person options
Virtual: Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, by 5 p.m.
In-person options: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, from 5 - 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, 5 to 7 p.m., CT
|Public comment deadline||Comments must be received on or before Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, to be a part of the official meeting record.|
Following the virtual public meeting, the virtual room will remain available for viewing at the web address indicated above until Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. If you do not have internet access, you may call the TxDOT Project Manager at 956-702-6248 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.
TxDOT is providing two in-person open house style meetings in both San Benito and Harlingen for individuals who would like to participate in person. In-person attendees will be able to view the same information delivered in the online public meeting, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions to TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.
San Benito In-person Option
Harlingen In-person Option
The TxDOT Pharr District is proposing to reconstruct and widen Business Highway (BUS) 77 from Farm-to-Market (FM) 507 to FM 510 in Cameron County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project with in-person options. The virtual meeting will consist of a virtual meeting room and include both audio and visual components.
The proposed BUS 77 project extends approximately 7.05 miles from FM 507 to FM 510. The improvements consist of reconstructing and widening the existing roadway to add lane capacity, install a raised median, add bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on both sides of the roadway, and improve bridges crossing the Arroyo Colorado, three outfall channels, and Resaca De Los Fresnos. The existing BUS 77 is a six-lane and four-lane principal arterial roadway providing mobility and access to residences, businesses and schools, and linking the roadway network to other urban areas.
The proposed project, subject to final design considerations, would require additional right-of-way and potentially displace no residences. No non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. 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 right-of-way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by the ROW Project Delivery Manager at 956-702-6287.
The proposed project could impact the Arroyo Colorado Floodway, which would be protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 if considered a Section 4(f) resource. Potential project impacts have not been determined at this time.
The proposed project could involve construction in wetlands. Potential project impacts have not been determined at this time.
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 TxDOT Pharr District Office, 600 W. Interstate 2, Pharr, TX 78577. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person options.
|Accessibility||The virtual public meeting and in-person options will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English and/or Spanish is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively, 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 the TxDOT Pharr District Office at 956-702-6161 no later than 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||
Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted via one of the following:
All comments must be received on or before Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. Responses to comments received will be available on 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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.|
Posted: Sept. 27, 2023