Notice Finding of No Significant Impact Available for Public Review – Interstate Highway (IH) 35W Frontage Road From Dale Earnhardt Way to South of the IH 35E/IH 35W Interchange Denton County, TX

Monday, July 06, 2020

CSJ: 0081-13-065


This notice advises the public that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the IH 35W frontage Road Project, and that the FONSI is available for public review.  The proposed project would consist of the construction of the northbound and southbound frontage in Denton County, Texas


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) 1171 (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.

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.


Final Environmental Assessment


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