Where: Frenship High School Cafeteria
902 N. Dowden Road
Wolfforth, TX 79382
When: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Presentation: 6 p.m.
Purpose: The purpose of the public hearing is to present the planned improvements for FM 179 from 800 feet north of SH 114 (West 19th Street) extending south 4.1 miles to Donald Preston Drive in Lubbock County, and to receive public comment.
Description: The Texas Department of Transportation is proposing widening approximately 4 miles on FM 179 near SH 114 south to Donald Preston Drive in Lubbock County to increase mobility and enhance safety by accommodating traffic volumes, which are expected to increase on this section of FM 179.

The proposed improvements would require approximately 20.5 acres of new right of way (ROW) and an additional 7.7 acres would be needed for two off-site drainage/detention areas. Drainage would be accomplished via vegetated roadside ditches. The proposed project would not displace any residences or commercial businesses.

All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding this project are requested and may be presented for a period of 10 calendar days following the hearing. Written comments may be submitted either in person or by mail to:

TxDOT Lubbock District Office
Transportation Engineer
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79404

Comments must be received on or before Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 in order to become part of the official hearing record.

Maps and drawings showing the proposed project location and design will be displayed at the hearing. Environmental documentation for the project will also be available for inspection at the hearing. Other information about the proposed project is on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

TxDOT Lubbock District Office
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79404

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.
Contact: District Engineer
Lubbock District
135 Slaton Road
Lubbock, TX 79403