Open House – I-35 Cooke County Environmental Assessment
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Open House – I-35 Cooke County Environmental Assessment


First United Methodist Church
214 S. Denton St.
Gainesville, TX 76240


Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Open House: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


TxDOT is planning improvements for the widening of I-35 in Cooke County to update the roadway to current design standards and provide congestion relief for expected future traffic increases. As part of the planning process, TxDOT is conducting an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed widening and realignment of I-35 from FM 3002 to mile marker one in Oklahoma. An EA is a report that documents the existing social, economic and environmental conditions, assesses effects of the proposed alternative and identifies potential mitigation. The EA will also evaluate the effects of a no-build alternative.

TxDOT invites you to attend this open house to learn about this planning effort. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. No formal presentation will be given. Attendees are invited to come and go at their convenience.

Persons interested in attending who have special communication or accommodation needs, or need an interpreter, are encouraged to call (940) 720-7700 at least three working days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.


The 22-mile project extends from FM 3002 to one mile past the Oklahoma border and includes:

  • Two additional lanes in each direction
  • Realignment of portions of the roadway
  • Two new bridges over the Red River
  • Removal of the northbound Red River bridge
  • Conversion of the southbound Red River bridge to a frontage road
  • Realignment of a rail corridor for approximately 4.8 miles
  • Conversion of two-way frontage roads to one-way
  • New right of way
This meeting will be held in conjunction with another public meeting. The public is encouraged to make comments on both projects.




TxDOT Wichita Falls District