US 81/US 287 - Avondale-Haslet Road to I-35W Virtual Public Hearing with In-Person Option
May 23, 2022
Join us at www.TxDOT.gov, Keywords: US 81/287 Avondale Presentation posted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022, through Friday, June 17, 2022
Thursday, June 2, 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
V.R. Eaton High School Cafeteria 1350 Eagle Boulevard
Haslet, TX 76052
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View materials and provide comments from 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022, through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing improvements to US 81/ US 287 from south of Avondale-Haslet Road to l-35W in Tarrant County, Texas. The proposed project would reconstruct the mainlanes and add one inside mainlane in each direction, construct new continuous one-way frontage roads, and convert existing two way frontage roads to one-way frontage roads. The existing interchanges would be reconstructed. Willow Springs Road would be reconstructed to cross under the US 81/ US 287 mainlanes, an interchange is proposed at Heritage Trace Parkway, and Wagley Robertson Road would be connected to the proposed frontage roads. Entrance and exit ramp locations would be adjusted to provide more efficient access to adjacent land uses. Additional right-of-way and denial of access at ramp locations would be necessary to accommodate the proposed improvements.
Phase 1 of the project at Harmon Road and North Tarrant Parkway would construct frontage roads from north of Harmon Road to the west of IH35W. The project would consist of one northbound exit ramp to North Tarrant Parkway, and two southbound ramps to and from North Tarrant Parkway/Harmon Road. Bridges would be constructed at Harmon Road and North Tarrant Parkway, along with intersection signals.
Although additional right of way would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling the Project Manager Saba EI-Hawi, P.E. at (817) 370-3562.
The proposed project would involve construction in wetlands and would involve an action in a floodplain. Any environmental documentation or studies, any maps and drawings showing the project location and design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Fort Worth District Office at 2501S.W. Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76133 or by phone at (817) 370-6500. Project materials are also available online at www.txdot.gov, keywords: “US 81/287 Avondale”. These materials will also be available in hard copy form for review at the in-person option.
The virtual public hearing and an 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 hearing or in-person option, please contact the Project Manager Saba EI-Hawi, P.E., Fort Worth District. at (817) 370-3562 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Monday, May 30, 2022. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
SUBMIT COMMENTS OR TESTIMONY
■ Email comments to: Saba.EIHawi@txdot.gov
■ Call (469) 389-2603 to provide a verbal testimony
■ Written comments can be mailed to:
Carl L. Johnson, P.E.
TxDOT Fort Worth District Office
2501S.W. Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX 76133
SIGN-UP FOR THE IN-PERSON OPTION
■ Appointments for attending the in-person option are preferred.
■ Call (214) 856-0269 to leave your preferred
time on the voicemail.
■ Saba EI-Hawi, P.E. at Saba.EIHawi@txdot.gov or call (817)-370-3562
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.