Notice Draft EA Available for Public Review and Virtual Public Hearing – Interstate State Highway (IH) 35W from Dale Earnhardt Way to South of the IH 35E/ IH 35W Interchange Denton County, TX

Thursday, April 30, 2020

CSJ: 0081-13-065

VIRTUAL ROOM - Click this link to view the Virtual Open House Room:

PRESENTATION - Click this link to view the virtual public hearing presentation:

The virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:00PM and will be available through Friday, May 15, 2020. All comments must be received on or before Friday, May 15, 2020. This will be a virtual public hearing via a pre-recorded video presentation (no in-person public hearing).  

The purpose of the virtual public hearing is to present the proposed IH 35W Frontage Road improvements and solicit public comments. The virtual public hearing will begin at 6:00PM. Materials will consist of a video presentation explaining the proposed project, which includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits and materials for review. Formal comments may be provided by mail, email, or voicemail as described in the notice and on the virtual public hearing website.

The proposed project consists of the construction of the northbound and southbound frontage roads for IH 35W from Dale Earnhardt Way in the City of Fort Worth to south of the IH 35E/IH 35W interchange in the City of Denton, Texas; a distance of approximately 12.3 miles. The frontage roads would consist of one 12-foot wide inside travel lane, and one 14-foot wide outside shared-use lane with two-foot wide curb offsets, and a six-foot wide sidewalk in both directions. Other improvements would include changing the IH 35W ramp configuration from a conventional diamond to a reverse diamond (X ramp) and flipping the Farm-to-Market (FM) 1117 (Cross Timber Road), Old Justin Road, and John Paine Road/ Allred Road interchanges so that the IH 35W mainlanes cross over these streets. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width ranges from 300 to 700 feet. The proposed ROW width, including the existing ROW width, would range from 690 to 1,160 feet. The proposed project would require approximately 95.43 acres of additional ROW and 2.47 acres of permanent drainage easements to accommodate the proposed improvements.

How to Provide Comments:

The deadline for providing comments is May 15, 2020.

Comments may be provided online, or by mail, email, or voicemail, as explained below.

Verbal Testimony:

  • Leave a recorded voicemail with your verbal testimony starting on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.; you can leave a voicemail at any time until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020:
    • Phone: (469) 333-0439

Written Comments:

  • Deadline: Submit written comments on or before Friday, May 15, 2020:
    • Provide comments via:
      • Email: [email protected]
      • Mail:   TxDOT Dallas District Office
        Attention Nelson Underwood, P.E.
        4777 East US Highway 80
        Mesquite,TX 75150-6643

PDF Comment Form English

PDF Comment Form Spanish

Special Accommodations:
Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be 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 (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.

Memorandum of Understanding:
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.

Right-Of-Way (Row) Information:

If you would like to familiarize yourself with the process for state purchase of ROW and relocation assistance, please see the following pamphlets:

Relocation Assistance: ENGLISH or SPANISH
State Purchase of ROW: ENGLISH or SPANISH


Virtual Public Hearing Notice (English)
Virtual Public Hearing Notice (Spanish)
Project Location Map
Virtual Public Hearing Information
Draft Environmental Assessment
Combined Technical Reports


TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
(214) 320-4480

  • Contact the TxDOT project manager, Nelson Underwood, P.E., to ask questions about the project at [email protected] .



June 2019 Public Meeting Documentation

IH 35W May 2019 Public Meeting Documentation

Public Meeting Notice
Public Meeting Notice (Spanish)
Public Meeting Venue Map
Public Meeting Venue Map (Spanish)