TxDOT Seeks Public Involvement for SH 183 Widening Project

News for Neighbors – Special Edition

February 20, 2012

TxDOT Seeks Public Involvement for SH 183 Widening Project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements to State Highway 183 (SH 183) from east of SH 360 to I-35E. The 8.1-mile section of SH 183 in Tarrant and Dallas Counties runs through portions of the cities of Fort Worth, Euless, Irving, and Dallas. The Public Hearing will be held on:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at

Plymouth Park United Methodist Church

1615 W. Airport Freeway/SH 183

Irving, TX 75062

Prior to the Public Hearing, an Open House will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., to allow for questions and review of project exhibits. TxDOT staff will be available to answer questions during the Open House. The Public Hearing will begin with a formal presentation at 7 p.m., followed by a public comment period.

The existing SH 183 is a six-lane divided highway with discontinuous two-lane frontage roads. The proposed project will widen SH 183 to eight general purpose mainlanes with auxiliary lanes in some areas and continuous two to three-lane frontage roads through the project length. The project also includes the addition of two to three high occupancy vehicle (HOV) managed lanes in each direction located within the center median.

The environmental document, maps, schematics and drawings regarding the proposed project design will be displayed at the Public Hearing. Written and verbal comments from the public regarding the proposed project may be presented at the Public Hearing. Oral and written comments may also be presented for a period of 10 days after the hearing. Written comments can be submitted to:

Robert Hall, P.W.S., CFM

TxDOT Dallas District Environmental Coordinator

P.O. Box 133067

Dallas, TX 75313-3067

Written comments submitted after the Public Hearing must be hand-delivered or postmarked on or before March 2, 2012, in order to be included in the Public Hearing record.

 

Karen K. Ducote | Community Outreach Coordinator

City of Irving | Business and Civic Affairs

(972) 721-2533 kducote@cityofirving.org