Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. CT
In-person: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT
|Public comment deadline
||Comments must be postmarked or received by Friday, March 10, 2023.|
||Public meeting materials will be posted on this page at 5:30 p.m. CT on the date listed above.|
||Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT
J. Economedes High School cafeteria
1414 N. Alamo Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78542
|Purpose||The purpose of the approximately 22-mile SH 68 project is to accommodate population growth and higher traffic volumes, while relieving the limitations of the existing north-south roadways and provide an alternate north-south evacuation route during emergency events such as a hurricane.|
The new location roadway would be a 4-lane divided rural highway facility with future main lanes and overpasses. The proposed right of way is a usual width of 330 feet and approximately 1,100 acres of new right of way would be acquired.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially result in 100 displacements. 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 Pharr District office by calling Eduardo Saenz, P.E., at (956) 702-6170 or the SH 68 office by calling Mida Fleegal at (956) 460-9299.
The proposed project would involve an action in a floodplain.
The proposed project is anticipated to impact the Hidalgo County Irrigation District #2 protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and elements contributing to the listing include open drainage and irrigation ditches.
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|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, 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 at the TxDOT Pharr District at (956) 702-6161 no later than 4 p.m. CT on Friday, Feb. 17, 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 regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by mail to the attention of Eduardo Saenz, P.E., at (956) 702-6170 at the TxDOT Pharr District Office, 600 W. I-2, Pharr, Texas 78577.
Written comments may also be submitted by email as described in the notice.
Members of the public may call (956) 457-5654 to provide verbal comments.
|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: Feb. 7, 2023