TXDOT-2000-2

Notice Draft Environmental Documentation Available for Public Review and Public Hearing

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY (IH) 20 FRONTAGE ROADS IMPROVEMENTS

From: North Main Street to East Camp Wisdom Road

City of Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas

CSJ: 2374-04-060

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing improvements to Interstate Highway (IH) 20 from North (N.) Main Street to East (E.) Camp Wisdom Road in the City of Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas. Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Part 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter E, §2.107 and §2.108 and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Chapter I, Subchapter H, §771.111 and Title 40, Chapter V, §1506, this notice advises the public that a draft environmental documentation/technical reports are available for public review and that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project. The hearing will be held on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 800 N Main Street, Duncanville, TX 75116. Displays will be available for viewing at 5:30 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.

The proposed project includes the construction of new concrete-paved eastbound frontage road between Oriole Blvd. and E. Camp Wisdom Road, and westbound between N. Main Street and Oriole Blvd. The new eastbound frontage road would extend the existing frontage road beyond Oriole Blvd. to E. Camp Wisdom Road. The intersection at E. Camp Wisdom Rd. and the eastbound frontage road would be signalized. The eastbound entrance ramp from N. Main Street to IH 20 would also be reconstructed at its current location. The new westbound frontage road would extend beyond Oriole Blvd. to the west. The existing access from the westbound frontage road to Winding Trail would be reconstructed to align with the new frontage road. The westbound exit ramp to N. Main Street from IH 20 would be reconstructed at its current location. The existing access from the westbound exit ramp to Thrush Avenue would be removed. Each frontage road would consist of one 12-foot wide inside travel lane and one 14-foot wide outside shared-use lane (for bicycle accommodation) with curb and gutter. A six-foot sidewalk would be located along the outer lanes of both eastbound and westbound frontage roads. The proposed sidewalks would meet ADA design criteria. Both eastbound entrance and westbound exit ramp would retain their current configuration of a 14-foot lane with a four-foot inside shoulder and six-foot outside shoulder. Noise walls would be proposed along the new westbound frontage road. Approximately 0.37 acre of new ROW (corner clips) would be acquired. There would be no residential or commercial displacements as a result of the project. Noise barriers would be constructed along various segments of the westbound frontage road.

The draft environmental documentation, maps showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150 and online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com under Upcoming Public Hearing/Meeting. This information also will be available for inspection at the hearing. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the project are requested and may be presented at the hearing, or submitted in person or by mail to Mr. Jim Dobbins, Texas Department of Transportation Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 57150. Comments must be received on or before WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2016 to be part of the official hearing record.

The hearing will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Office at (214) 320-4480. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the hearing, please contact Grace Lo, P.E. at (214) 320-6627 or email her at Grace.Lo@txdot.gov.

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 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

 

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