Draft EA available for Public Review and US 77 from S of FM 66 to N of McMillan St - Public Hearing

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CSJs: 0048-03-050, 0048-03-055

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to widen and reconstruct United States Highway 77 (US 77) from South of Farm-­to-­Market 66 (FM 66) to north of McMillan Street in Ellis County, Texas, a distance of approximately 0.8 mile. Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, Part 1, Chapter 2, Subchapter E, §2.107 and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 23, Chapter I, Subchapter H, §771.111 and Title 40, Chapter V, §1506, this notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project. The hearing will be held on January 26, 2017 at the Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. Displays will be available for viewing at 6 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 7 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project.

The proposed project involves demolition and replacement of the existing US 77 Viaduct with a northbound bridge and construction of a new parallel bridge to the west of the Viaduct for southbound traffic. The project also involves reconstruction of the existing US 77 (Elm Street) and Monroe Street to provide a couplet system that would tie into the proposed bridges. Both bridges would cross over a linear park (Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail).

Displays available for viewing : 6 p.m.

Public hearing: 7 p.m.

Waxahachie Civic Center,

2000 Civic Center Lane,

Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Location Map

Project Schematics

Draft Environmental Assessment