SH 107 from West Floodway Levee to Louisiana Road in Santa Rosa
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, by 5 p.m.
In-person: Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
|Public comment deadline||All comments must be received before Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.|
The virtual public meeting will be posted on on this webpage by Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at 5 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience. The virtual public meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components.
If you do not have internet access, you may call the project team at 956-702-6357 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.
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023
In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered in the online public meeting which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.
|Purpose||The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Pharr District is proposing to widen and upgrade State Highway (SH) 107 from two to four lanes from West Floodway Levee in La Villa, Hidalgo County, Texas to Louisiana Road in Santa Rosa, Cameron County, Texas.|
The approximately 6.5-mile proposed project traverses both Hidalgo and Cameron counties and would convert the existing two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with two, 12-foot-wide travel lanes and 10-foot-wide outside and 4-foot-wide inside shoulders in each direction. The proposed divided roadway would include a 68-foot-wide grassy median for stormwater drainage and includes median crossovers at intersecting streets and select locations throughout the corridor. In addition, the proposed project would include a consolidated driveway north of the proposed SH 107 main lanes for properties located between the Willacy Canal and West Cantu Road. The proposed project is needed to add capacity to SH 107, enhance safety and meet the requirements of an evacuation route. Approximately 3,065-linear-feet of bridge that would span the entire International Boundary and Waterway Commission (IBWC) north floodway is included in this project. There would also be two replacement box culverts on new location at the Willacy Canal included.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require approximately 83.9 acres of additional right of way and would potentially displace three residential structures (two occupied residences and one unoccupied residence) but no commercial structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, 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 calling Horacio Elizondo, Jr., at (956) 702-6350.
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 West Interstate 2, Pharr, Texas 78577. Project materials are also available online on this webpage. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.
|Accessibility||The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English and Spanish. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English or Spanish 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 attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact Norma Robledo, environmental project manager, at 956-702-6161 or by email as shown in the notice no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||
Written comments from the public can be submitted in one of the following ways:
All written comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
|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 FHWA and TxDOT.|
Posted: Oct. 16, 2023
CSJs: 0342-02-052 and