||TxDOT, in conjunction with the Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization, is proposing a project of approximately 7.8 miles in Potter and Randall counties, which includes:
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 Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
- A new location freeway section with frontage roads, ramps, grade separations over intersecting cross streets and a four-mainlane section with a provision for future expansion to an ultimate six-mainlane section
- Construction of an I-40/SL 335 interchange consisting of a frontage road system
- An I-40 mainlane bridge and associated direct connectors constructed to the ultimate six-lane section but striped for four lanes to accommodate future expansion
- An SL 335 mainlane bridge and associated direct connectors constructed to the ultimate six-lane section but striped for four lanes to accommodate future expansion
- Improvements along I-40 to mainlanes, ramps and frontage roads to accommodate the proposed I-40/SL 335 interchange
- Direct connectors to and from Soncy Road
All interested residents are invited to attend this public meeting to express their views and discuss the project with TxDOT representatives. Comments are welcome any time on or before Friday, April 17, 2015.
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
- Project Map
- Proposed Alignment
- Historic significance: The nationally significant Amarillo Helium Plant was the world’s only helium production facility when completed in 1929 and served important national defense needs during World War II. It became the nation’s chief helium research and development facility after 1943 before its closure in 1996.
- History of the plant
- Advisory Council for Historic Preservation
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