The Texas Department of Transportation’s Laredo District, is proposing to reconstruct and widen US 277 from FM 3443 to SL 480 in Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas.
The proposed typical sections between FM 3443 and Foster Maldonado St. would consist of two 12-ft. wide travel lanes, two 14-ft. wide dual use lanes (outside lanes), a 16-ft. wide TWTL, 2-ft. wide curb and gutters, and 5-ft. wide sidewalks. Between Foster Maldonado St. and SL 480 the proposed typical section would consist of four 12-ft. wide travel lanes, with a 16-ft. wide TWTL and 10-ft wide shoulders, however, the location in front of the Eagle Pass Independent School District Student Activity Center the 12-ft. wide right turn lane/acceleration lanes would be maintained. A 10-ft. wide earthen berm would be constructed adjacent to the northern ROW line between Foster Maldonado St. and the Eagle Pass ISD SAC in order to provide the location of a future pedestrian path. Storm sewers would be placed along both sides of US 277 between FM 3443 and US 57; however, open ditches would be utilized for the remainder of the proposed project limits.
The existing ROW varies from 120-ft. wide (between FM 3443 and US 57) to 150-ft. wide (between US 57 and SL 480). All proposed work would take place within the existing US 277 Right of Way and this proposed project would not require any new ROW or easements nor would it result in any commercial or residential displacements.
Project maps, drawings, schedules and environmental studies and technical reports regarding this project that are recorded in the official project file are available for public inspection and review at the TxDOT Laredo District Office at 1817 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo during normal business days and hours of operation (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For questions on the project, please contact the TxDOT Laredo District Environmental Specialist at (956-712-7445. The TxDOT Laredo District staff will be glad to discuss this project with any interested person(s).
Any interested citizen may request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed location and design for this project. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted in writing on or before January 6, 2017 to:
Texas Department of Transportation – Laredo District
Attn: Laredo District Environmental Specialist
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, Texas 78043
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 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
TxDOT Laredo District
1817 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043