Purpose: TxDOT is offering the opportunity to request a public hearing covering the social, economic and environmental effects and the design of the proposed widening of FM 2609/East Austin Street between Raguet Street and North Street in Nacogdoches. TxDOT previously held a public meeting.

Any interested citizen may request a public hearing by submitting a written request to the contact address shown below on or before Nov. 23, 2015. If a public hearing is requested, a date and location will be provided later.

Maps showing the design, environmental documentation and studies and tentative right of way (ROW) and construction schedules are available below under the downloads section or can be viewed in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

TxDOT Lufkin District
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901

TxDOT Nacogdoches Area Office
918 Industrial Blvd.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Description: TxDOT, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the City of Nacogdoches, proposes to widen the existing two-lane roadway to provide two 11-foot travel lanes and two 14-foot, shared-use lanes to accommodate both vehicles and bicyclists. Six-foot sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of the roadway with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramps. A traffic signal will also be installed at the intersection of Raguet Street and Austin Street.

The proposed roadway improvement will require increasing the right-of-way width from 60 feet to 80 feet. Increasing the right-of-way width will result in the acquisition of 0.71 acre of additional right-of-way and the displacement of a six-unit apartment building on the northeast corner of FM 2609/East Austin Street and North Pecan Street and one business on the northeast corner of North Street and FM 2609/East Austin Street.

Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program may be obtained from the TxDOT Lufkin District Office.

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
Deadline: Written requests must be submitted on or before Nov. 23, 2015.
Contact: TxDOT Lufkin District
Director of Transportation Planning and Development
1805 N. Timberland Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901