Announcements

Notice of Virtual Public Meeting

FM 989
CSJ 1231-01-052
Bowie County, Texas

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to widen and reconstruct FM 989 from I-30 South Frontage Road to 0.1 mile north of US 82 in Nash. The total length is approximately 0.56 miles. To combat the spread of COVID-19, this meeting will be held in a virtual format. The purpose of this virtual public meeting is to receive public comments on the proposed project.

The virtual meeting forum will be available for access on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in a virtual meeting format (no in-person meeting). To access the virtual room simulator for viewing of the meeting materials and maps please visit www.txdot.gov and Search: US 82 and FM 989 Virtual Public Meeting. If you do not have internet access, you may call (903) 799-1342 to request materials or ask questions.


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The goal of the project is to widen FM 989 from a 4-lane roadway to a 4-lane roadway with a center left turn lane. To accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, bicycle lanes and sidewalks are proposed to be included in this project. In addition, this project would also include a drainage design featuring a new storm drain system with inlets. Additional right-of-way will be required for the proposed project.

Maps showing the project location, design, and other information regarding the project will be available in the virtual room simulator. If you do not have internet access, you may call (903) 799-1342 to request materials or ask questions.

Comments must be submitted via mail or e-mail on or before, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to be included in the official public record. Access to the meeting will be available until the comment period expires. To submit a comment by mail, send it to the TxDOT Atlanta District Office, Attention: Katie Martin, P.E., 701 East Main St, Atlanta, TX 75551. For additional information, please contact Katie Martin, P.E. via phone (903) 799-1342 or e-mail: katie.martin@txdot.gov.

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The meeting will be conducted in English. If you have a special communication accommodations or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 903-799-1342 at least two working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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.

Notice of Virtual Public Meeting

US 82
CSJ 0046-06-040
Bowie County, Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to widen and reconstruct US 82 from 0.9 mile west of FM 989 in Nash to I-369 (US 59) West Frontage Road in Texarkana. The total length is approximately 2.80 miles on US 82, and 0.26 miles on FM 989. To combat the spread of COVID-19, this meeting will be held in a virtual format. The purpose of this virtual public meeting is to receive public comments on the proposed project.

The virtual meeting forum will be available for access on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in a virtual meeting format (no in-person meeting). To access the virtual room simulator for viewing of the meeting materials and maps please visit www.txdot.gov and Search: US 82 and FM 989 Virtual Public Meeting. If you do not have internet access, you may call (903) 799-1342 to request materials or ask questions.


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The goal of the project is to widen US 82 from a 2-lane roadway to a 4-lane roadway with a center left turn lane. In order to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians, bicycle lanes and sidewalks are proposed to be included in this project. In addition, this project would also include a drainage design featuring a new storm drain system with inlets. Additional right-of-way will be required for the proposed project.

Maps showing the project location, design, and other information regarding the project will be available in the virtual room simulator. If you do not have internet access, you may call (903) 799-1342 to request materials or ask questions.

Comments must be submitted via mail or e-mail on or before, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to be included in the official public record. Access to the meeting will be available until the comment period expires. To submit a comment by mail, send it to the TxDOT Atlanta District Office, Attention: Katie Martin, P.E., 701 East Main St, Atlanta, TX 75551. For additional information, please contact Katie Martin, P.E. via phone (903) 799-1342 or e-mail: katie.martin@txdot.gov.

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The meeting will be conducted in English. If you have a special communication accommodations or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call 903-799-1342 at least two working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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.

Policy Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
@ 10:30 am
Cisco Webex
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Webex Information(.pdf)

Agenda

Packet June 30, 2020(.pdf)

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is offering a public review and comment period on the Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) -Texas portion. The purpose of the comment period is to gather public input on the initial adoption of the FY 2021-2024 TIP for the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Area. The TIP is a 4-year listing of transportation projects and strategies, addressing the region's transportation needs. The Draft FY 2021-2024 Texas TIP identifies both local and state projects, that are supported by local governments and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), at a cost of $24.7 million in highway projects, $14.7 million in grouped projects and $5.65 million in transit projects.

The FY 2021-2024 TIP contains those projects selected and programmed with federal, state and/or local funding and is consistent with the region's 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and advances projects that enable the region to achieve the goals established by the regional transportation plan, FHWA, and the DOTs.

The public review and comment period will begin on Friday, June 12, 2020 and will end Sunday 21, 2020.
ALL Comments must be received by or postmarked by June 21, 2020.

The Draft FY 2021-2024 TIP is available for comment online at the Texarkana MPO website ─ http://texarkanampo.com/announcements.html Click on the "Link" to view the DRAFT 2021-2024 TIP
or
make an appointment to visit the Texarkana MPO weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or call (903) 798-3927.

Comment forms will be available on the MPO website, on the "Contact Us" tab. Comments from the public will be reviewed before the MPO Policy Board considers the document for adoption.

The MPO makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The documents are published in English. If you have special communication or accommodation needs, or have a need for an interpreter, a request can be made. Please call the MPO at (903)798-3927 at least 4-5 working days prior to the end of the comment period.

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP will satisfy the POP requirements.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to help combat the spread of COVID-19 virus the MPO Staff is teleworking from home. However, comments will be accepted by telephone, mail, email, or fax. To leave a message, please speak clearly, leave your name, phone number and comment.


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#46A - FM 989 (Kings Highway) - Widen existing 2-lane highway to 4-lane divided highway.

#55 - IH 30 Frontage Roads - Construct one-way frontage roads entrance and exit ramps and turnarounds.

Texarkana MPO
PO Box 1967 – 75504
220 Texas Boulevard, 1st Floor
Texarkana, Texas 75501
(903) 798-3927 (telephone)
(903) 798-3773 (fax)
txkmpo@txkusa.org
www.texarkanampo.org


FY2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Draft_Texas


COVID-19

The MPO office will be closed to the public until further notice. However, you can still contact the MPO Office through telephone, email or mail. Please see 'Contact Us' for contact information.

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