September 15, 2017 – L&G Engineering – Taylor Road Public Notice

Notice Public Hearing

TAYLOR ROAD

From Interstate 2 (U.S. 83 Expressway) to Mile 2 North Road

CSJs: 0921-02-327 & 0921-02-328

HIDALGO County, Texas

The City of Mission, as the lead agency, in conjunction with the City of McAllen, Hidalgo County, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), is proposing to widen and reconstruct Taylor Road from Interstate 2 (I-2) (U.S. 83 Expressway) to Mile 2 North Road in Hidalgo County, Texas. This notice advises the public that the City of Mission will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project. The hearing will be held on September 27, 2017 at Romulo D. Martinez Elementary School, located at 2571 E. 4th Street, Mission, Texas. Displays will be available for viewing at 5:30 PM with the formal hearing starting at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.

The proposed improvements include the reconstruction and widening of Taylor Road from a 22-foot-wide two lane rural roadway to a four lane urban roadway. The proposed 64-foot-wide urban roadway will consist of two 11-foot-wide travel lanes, two 14-foot-wide shared use lanes, a 12-foot-wide continuous left turn lane, and five-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the roadway within a proposed minimum 80-foot-wide to 92-foot-wide maximum Right of Way (ROW). A 12-footwide right turn lane will be included at intersections. Drainage will be provided by an underground storm drain system. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility, alleviate congestion, enhance safety, and develop long term transportation improvements to Taylor Road and the surrounding Cities of McAllen and Mission.

The ROW will be widened from an existing 60-90 feet to a proposed 80-92 feet. The proposed project will require 6.3 acres (117 parcels) of additional ROW. Although additional ROW is required, no residences or businesses will be displaced. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the project may be obtained from the City of Mission at the address listed below.

The proposed project does not encroach on a floodplain or wetland. Approximately 12 feet of ROW will be required from a historical property, the Elmer Bentsen Home. A Section 4(f) de minimus impact and a finding of no adverse effect were approved by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

Any environmental documentation or studies, 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 the City of Mission, 1201 E. 8th Street, Mission, TX 78572. Please call City Engineer J.P. Terrazas, P.E., to schedule an appointment at (956) 580-8650. This information will also 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 the City of Mission. Comments must be received on or before October 12, 2017 to be part of the official hearing record.

The hearing will be conducted in English; however, translation services will be available. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, such the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact Mr. J.P. Terrazas, P.E., City Engineer, at (956) 580-8650. 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 J.P. Terrazas, P.E., City Engineer at (956) 585-3275.

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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