The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas District is conducting a public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed construction of a grade separation (Phase I – interim) for United States Highway (US) 67 at Lake Ridge Parkway, in Dallas and Ellis Counties, Texas. The length of the proposed project is approximately 1.9 miles. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center, located at 310 E Parkerville Rd, Cedar Hill, TX 75104. The Public Meeting will be an open house format with no formal presentation.
The proposed project improvements would consist of the construction of a grade-separated interchange at Lake Ridge Parkway with an overpass at US 67, and would include six 12-foot lanes (three in each direction), 10-foot raised median, curb and gutter, and Texas U-turns. The existing ramps within the project area would be converted to an X-ramp pattern design for Lake Ridge Parkway. The proposed improvements would also include reconstruction of US 67 mainlanes and frontage roads, from north of Shiloh Road to south of Mt. Lebanon Road. The proposed US 67 mainlanes would consist of four 12-foot lanes (two in each direction), 22-foot inside shoulder, and 10- foot outside shoulders. 26-foot wide inside grassy median separates the northbound and southbound mainlanes. The 22-foot inside shoulder would be restriped in the future to add one additional travel lane in each direction. The proposed northbound and southbound frontage roads would consist of two 12-foot lanes and 8-foot inside and outside shoulders. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce traffic congestion, enhance connectivity, and improve mobility and safety.
The proposed project would require approximately 60.38 acres of new right-of-way along US 67 from north of Shiloh Road to south of Mount Lebanon Road, to accommodate the Phase I interchange project improvements, staging area for construction, and ROW preservation for future construction of the ultimate interchange facility (final phase).
Maps showing the proposed project’s location and geometric design will be available for viewing at the public meeting. This information is also on file and available for public inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150. The public meeting notice and venue map are also available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com under “Public Hearings/Meetings,” and www.txdot.gov under “Hearing and Meetings Schedule.”
All interested persons are invited to attend this public meeting and express their views on this proposed project. Written or electronic comments from the public are requested and will be accepted for a period of 15 calendar days following the meeting. Written comments may be submitted either in person at the public meeting, online, or by mail to: Ms. Marlena Kelly, P.E., TxDOT Project Manager, TxDOT Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150-6643 or by e-mail addressed to Marlena.Kelly@txdot.gov . Written comments must be postmarked on or before Friday, February 7, 2020 to be included in the documentation of the public meeting.
The meeting will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the meeting who have special communications or accommodation needs, such as the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Office at (214) 320-4480. Requests should be made at least two days prior to the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, you may contact the TxDOT project manager, Ms. Marlena Kelly, P.E., at (214) 320-4426 or by e-mail at Marlena.Kelly@txdot.gov.
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.