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Draft Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing – SH 121 – Collin and Fannin counties, Texas
By TxDOT
Jul 27, 2017
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Melissa -- The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed widening of the existing SH 121 two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided facility beginning from the Collin County Outer Loop to north of County Road (CR) 635 in Collin and Fannin Counties, Texas.

The public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at First Baptist Church Melissa, located at 2101 East Melissa Road. Open house begins at 6:00 p.m., with a Formal Hearing to follow at 7:00 p.m.

The proposed SH 121 improvements would include reconstructing and widening the existing two-lane undivided roadway to a rural four-lane divided highway (two lanes in each direction) consisting of 12-foot travel lanes, with a 40-foot grass median, with grass-lined ditches, four-foot inside shoulders, and discontinuous frontage roads.

As per the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations, Regulations and Recommendations and TxDOT’s Guidelines Emphasizing Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations, and based on the proposed project area’s location within a predominately rural sector of Collin County, the 10-foot outside shoulders would serve as bicycle accommodations for projects.

Grade separated intersections are proposed at FM 455 and FM 2862. The length of the SH 121 proposed widening improvement project is approximately 9.52 miles.

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house and hearing will be conducted in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (214) 320-4480 at least two working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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 the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.