US 83 North of Menard
Virtual public meeting with an in-person option
Virtual: from Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at noon to Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
In-person: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, from 5- 7 p.m.
|Public comment deadline||Comments received or postmarked by Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, will be included in the official public meeting record.|
|Virtual details||The pre-recorded presentation will be posted on this page on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 at 12 p.m. and will remain online through Friday, Dec. 22, 2023. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.|
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023
TxDOT is providing an in-person public meeting option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. 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 of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments. Attendees may come and go at their convenience..
|Purpose||The Texas Department of Transportation San Angelo District is proposing to widen US 83 from Concho County line to US 190 North of Menard in Menard County, Texas.|
The proposed project would extend for approximately 10.6 miles along US 83, which currently consists of a rural two-lane undivided highway with alternating Super-2 passing lanes within a 120-foot-wide right of way. The proposed project would evaluate alignment alternatives to widen US 83 within a 370-foot-wide right of way. The proposed project would be constructed in two phases; Phase I (interim design) would primarily widen US 83 to a four-lane divided highway; Phase II (ultimate design) would widen US 83 to a controlled-access interstate system by constructing frontage roads on either side of the interim design mainlanes.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and an analysis will be conducted to determine whether the proposed project would result in impacts to environmental resources or result in potential displacements as the project develops.
|Accessibility||The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted 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 disab ility 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 Karen Threlkeld, Public Information Officer, TxDOT San Angelo District, at 325-947-9205 no later than 4:00 p.m. CT, Monday, Dec. 4, 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||
Comments must be received or postmarked on or before Friday, Dec. 22, 2023..
Written comments may be submitted by mail to:
Blanton & Associates/ICF
Written comments may also be submitted by email.
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 TxDOT San Angelo District office, located at 4502 Knickerbocker Rd, San Angelo, TX 76904 or by calling 325-944-1501 .
|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.|