Virtual Public Meeting with an In-Person Option - FM 2493 from SL 323 to FM 2813
The virtual public meeting presentation will be made available on this web page at the date and time noted below.
The public meeting in-person option will be held at:
Tyler Junior College – West Campus Regional Training and Development Complex
1530 SSW Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
The virtual public meeting will be available at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, through Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at 5 p.m.
The public meeting in-person option will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
TxDOT will hold a virtual public meeting with an in-person option to present the proposed widening of FM 2493, commonly known as Old Jacksonville Highway, in the city of Tyler. TxDOT invites the public to attend this meeting, gather information, and provide feedback. The virtual 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 903-510-9100 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process.
Additionally, TxDOT is providing an in-person option for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. 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 from a socially distanced approach, and leave written comments. Representatives from TxDOT and its consultants will be available to answer individual questions. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, to be a part of the project’s official public meeting record.
The proposed project would widen FM 2493 from SL 323 to FM 2813. The proposed work includes widening the existing four-lane roadway with flush median to six-lanes with a raised median and intersection improvements at Grande Blvd. The project will require new right of way from the adjacent property owners.
How to Make a Comment:
After attending the virtual public meeting, the public may provide comments in the following ways listed below.
- Online: Online Comment Form
- Email: As shown in the Notice
- Mail: Downloadable Comment Form
Texas Department of Transportation
Attn: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, to be included in the official public meeting record. TxDOT will provide online responses to individual comments in a timely manner following the virtual public meeting.
The virtual public meeting 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 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, please contact the project team at 903-510-9100 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation 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.
Instructions for Viewing Presentation:
TxDOT has created basic instructions in an effort to help the public understand the basics of participating in a virtual public meeting/hearing. Before viewing the video presentation, click on the link below to read through the instructions.
For full screen, please visit our YouTube page.
- Presentation and Script
- Plan and Profile for FM 2493 Improvements from SL 323 to FM 2813
- Typical Section 3D Rendering
- Environmental Constraints Map
- Heat Map of Traffic Accidents Along Corridor
- 3D Animation of Grade-Separated FM 2493 at Grande Boulevard Intersection
- FM 2493 at Grande Boulevard Evaluation Matrix
- Downloadable Comment Form
- Landowner's Rights Publications
TxDOT Tyler District
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Posted: Oct. 20, 2021