Proposed Widening of IH 35E from 2 miles S of FM 566 to US 77 S of Waxahachie - Public Hearing

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CSJ: 0048-08-049

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Hearing regarding the proposed widening of IH 35E from approximately 2 miles south of FM 566 (Hill/Ellis County Line) to US 77 south of Waxahachie. The hearing will be on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Italy Community Center, 161 W. Main Street, Italy, Texas 76651. The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed project to the public and to receive public comment. Displays will be available for viewing at 6:00pm with the formal hearing commencing at 7:00pm.

The existing facility consists of two travel lanes in each direction with 12-foot wide outside shoulders, 10-foot inside shoulders. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width varies from 300 feet to 590 feet. The proposed project would widen this section from a four- to six-lane facility by converting the existing 12-foot outside shoulders to third mainlanes and adding new 10-foot outside shoulders. Minor ramp alignment modifications at various locations along IH 35E are also proposed. The purpose of the project is to reduce congestion and enhance safety by accommodating traffic volumes along this section of IH 35E. The proposed improvements would not require additional right-of-way or drainage easements. No displacements would be required as a result of the proposed project.

Open House : 6:00 pm

Public Hearing : 7:00 pm

Italy Community Center,

161 W. Main Street,

Italy, Texas 76651

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Location Map

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