Proposed Improvements to SH 161 from S of SH 183 to N of Belt Line Rd

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CSJ: 2964-01-048

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Meeting for the purpose of soliciting public comment on the proposed improvements to State Highway (SH) 161 from south of SH 183 approximately 0.90 mile to approximately 1.02 miles north of Belt Line Road in Irving, Dallas County, Texas. The meeting will be held at the MacArthur High School Cafeteria, 3700 North MacArthur, Irving, Texas on November 15, 2016. The Public Meeting will be an Open House format from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with no formal presentation.

The existing SH 161 roadway facility is a four-lane freeway (two lanes in each direction) with two Peak Hour Travel Lanes used during the morning and evening travel times. The proposed project would modify SH 161 by reconstructing the freeway and interim lanes to accommodate an eight-lane freeway (four freeway lanes in each direction). The extent of the proposed project would be approximately 5.5 miles; construction of the additional lanes would occur within the existing right-of-way for 3.3 miles. Approximately 1.3 miles of re-striping would occur on the southern end of the project area and 0.43 mile of re-striping on the northern extent of the project area. The reconstructed portion of SH 161 would have freeway lanes 12-feet-wide with a ten-foot-wide outside shoulder and a ten-foot-wide inside shoulder. Eleven ramps would provide access between the frontage road lanes and the freeway lanes. The proposed ramp lanes would be 14-feet-wide with an eight-foot-wide outside shoulder, and a four-foot-wide inside shoulder.

Public Meeting (Open House): 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

MacArthur High School Cafeteria,

3700 North MacArthur,

Irving, Texas

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