Notice Draft EA Available for Public Review and Public Hearing for FM 664 From IH 35 East (E) to IH 45

Thursday, June 27, 2019

CSJs: 1051-01-051, 1051-03-001, 0442-03-042, and 0092-03-053

Purpose

To present the proposing widening improvements for FM 664 from IH 35E in Red Oak to IH 45 south of Ferris, in Ellis County, Texas.

Description

The proposed FM 664 project improvements would consist of reconstruct and widening the existing FM 664 from a two/four-lane undivided rural roadway to a six-lane rural, curb and gutter divided facility with a raised median. A 2.5-mile bypass south of the City of Ferris would be constructed (zero to six lane urban roadway) on new location to connect to a new interchange at IH 45. Major interchanges are proposed at IH 35 on the western terminus and at IH 45 on the eastern terminus. The existing FM 664 ROW width is approximately 100 feet. The FM 664 ROW would be widened to a varying width from 125 feet to 295 feet, the IH 35E ROW would vary between 300 feet to 324 feet; and the IH 45 ROW would vary between 350 feet to 462 feet. The project would be both within the existing right-of-way (ROW) and within new ROW. The proposed project would require approximately 164 acres of additional ROW and 8 acres of permanent easements from adjacent properties. The proposed project would potentially displace 17 residential structures and 10 commercial properties. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacees, as well as information about the tentative schedules for ROW acquisition and construction can be obtained from the TxDOT district office at the address listed below. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Waters of the U.S. (WOUS) and wetlands are located within the proposed project area and may be impacted by the proposed project. Impacts to WOUS and wetlands would be authorized under a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Section 404 Permit. Permanent impacts have been minimized to the greatest extent possible and all permanent fills would comply with conditions of Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act. The proposed project would impact the FEMA designated 100-year floodway and the FEMA-designated 100-year floodplain. The hydraulic design for this project would be in accordance with current FHWA and TxDOT design policies.

Special accommodations

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house and hearing will be conducted in English. If you have a special communication accommodation 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 the TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Office at (214) 320-4480 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.

MOU NEPA Assignment

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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT. 

When

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Open House 6:00 p.m. with the formal hearing commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Where

Ferris High School
1025 East 8th Street
Ferris, Texas 75125

Notice of Availability of Draft EA for Public Review & Notice of Public Hearing (English)
Notice of Availability of Draft EA for Public Review & Notice of Public Hearing (Spanish)
Project Venue Map
Draft EA Document
Schematic Design