Public Hearing - Proposed Truck Restrictions on I-35, McLennan and Hill Counties
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Public Hearing - Proposed Truck Restrictions on I-35, McLennan and Hill Counties

Where: TxDOT Hillsboro Area Office
1400 S. Abbott Ave.
Hillsboro, TX 76645
When: Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Purpose: TxDOT will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on proposed lane use restrictions on I-35 in McLennan and Hill counties.
Description: TxDOT is proposing to initiate a lane use restriction applicable to trucks with three or more axles, and to truck tractors, regardless of whether the truck tractor is drawing another vehicle or trailer. The proposed restriction would prohibit those vehicles from using the left or inside lane on I-35 in both directions from approximately FM 2417 (Crest Dr.) in Lacy Lakeview to FM 1304 north of Abbott. 

The proposed restrictions would apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and would allow the operation of those vehicles in a prohibited traffic lane for the purposes of passing another vehicle or entering or exiting the highway.

All interested citizens are invited to attend the hearing and to provide input.  Those who want to make official comments may register starting at 6 p.m. Oral and written comments may be presented at the public hearing and written comments may be submitted by regular postal mail during the 30-day public comment period.  Written comments may be submitted to:

Mr. Jacob Chau, P.E.
Texas Department of Transportation
100 S. Loop
Waco, TX 76704

The deadline for receipt of written comments is 5 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the public hearing and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print, or Braille, are requested to contact Michael Rhodes at (254) 867-2739 at least two business days prior to the hearing so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  For more information concerning the public hearing, please contact Jacob Chau, P.E. at (254) 867‑2800.

Contact: TxDOT Waco District

(254) 867-2705

Posted April 15, 2016