I-14 Extension: I-35 from Loop 121 in Belton to Loop 363/US 190/SH 36 in Temple
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I-14 Extension: I-35 from Loop 121 in Belton to Loop 363/US 190/SH 36 in Temple

Virtual public meeting with in-person option

Virtual: Thursday, May 2, 2024, by 5 p.m.

In-person: Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 5 - 7 p.m. CT

Virtual presentations

Public comment deadline Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 17, 2024, to be included in the official documentation. 
Virtual details

The virtual meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation and will include both audio and visual components. The presentation will be posted online on Thursday, May 2, 2024 by 5 p.m. on this page. The virtual public meeting will feature audio and visual elements that mirror what is shared at the in-person public meeting.

In-person details

The in-person meeting will be held at the following date, time and location:

Thursday, May 2, 2024
5 to 7 p.m.
Cadence Bank Center, Special Events Room on the 2nd Floor
301 W. Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513

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 TxDOT is proposing to improve I-35 from Loop 121 in Belton to Loop 363/US 190/SH 36 in Temple (also referred to as “Segment 1”) in Bell County, Texas.

The I-35 improvements in Bell County stretch seven miles from Loop 121 in Belton to Loop 363/US 190/SH 36 in Temple. The proposed improvements include: improving the I-14/US 190/I-35 system interchanges; widening I-35 in Segment 1; and improving overall safety, connectivity and mobility. Currently, the existing typical section along this corridor of I-35 includes three general-purpose lanes and two frontage road lanes in each direction; the proposed typical section would include, in each direction, an additional general-purpose lane for a total of four general-purpose lanes, three express lanes, two to three frontage road lanes and a shared-use path. Segment 1 is part of a larger project that will extend I-14 from its current terminus in Belton to BU 190 in Rogers, comprising a total of three segments.

The proposed project may acquire new right-of-way from Liberty Park on the northwest side of Interstate 35 between Avenue E and Nolan Creek. Potential new ROW would be used to accommodate additional lane capacity related to the I-35 improvements. TxDOT anticipates making a de minimis determination for this use under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. Public comment on the effects of the proposed project on the activities, features, or attributes of Liberty Park may be submitted as described below.

The proposed project may involve construction in wetlands.

The proposed project may involve an action in a floodplain.

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 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 Laurel Munshower at 512-537-7117 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Friday, April 26, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the Texas Department of Transportation to arrange.
Meeting materials
How to make a comment

Please provide your comment in any of the following ways:

  • In-person at the public meeting
  • Email
  • Comment form
  • Mail:
    TxDOT Waco District Office
    Attn: I-14 Extension – Segment 1
    1608 W 6th St
    Austin, Texas 78703

Comments must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 17, 2024, to be included in the official record of the public meeting.

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: April 17, 2024