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Notice of Virtual Public Scoping Meeting: Spur 399 Extension from US 75 to US 380
By Texas Department of Transportation
Feb 24, 2021
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Collin County, Texas -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is initiating an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed project to construct the Spur 399 Extension in Collin County from US 75 south of McKinney to US 380 east of McKinney. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public scoping meeting on the proposed project. The virtual meeting will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 starting at 6:00 p.m.

This is not a live event  and can be viewed any time beginning Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 starting at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The virtual public scoping meeting materials will be posted to www.keepitmovingdallas.com/Spur399EISScopingMeeting and will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation explaining the proposed project, which includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits and materials for your review.

If you do not have internet access, you may call (214) 320-4469 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to ask questions and access project materials during the project development process. Comments may be provided online, or by email, mail or voicemail as explained below. Please note that the materials will not be available until Feb. 23, 2021.

Alignments for a roadway facility on new location are under study. The study area for the proposed project includes the cities of McKinney, Fairview, Lowry Crossing, and New Hope. In early 2020, TxDOT completed the US 380 Feasibility Study which recommended an alignment for the Spur 399 Extension between US 75 and US 380 in Collin County. In this EIS, TxDOT will evaluate the portion of the recommended alignment on new location on the west side of the McKinney National Airport  in addition to other alternatives that satisfy the purpose and need within the study area. Alignments will be evaluated in consideration of input received from Federal, State, and local agencies as well as stakeholder groups and the public. The proposed Spur 399 Extension alignment would accommodate an eight-lane freeway with frontage roads on each side to manage congestion and north-south mobility, connectivity, traffic operations, and safety.

The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right-of-way and potentially displace residences and non-residential structures, depending on the alternative. Relocation assistance will be available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right-of-way acquisition and construction, is available on the virtual public scoping meeting website at the address provided above or can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling (214) 320-4469.

The draft Purpose and Need, an exhibit illustrating the range of alignments/alternatives under study, draft alternatives matrix indicating the methodology and level of detail for screening of the range of alternatives, and the draft Coordination Plan and Public Involvement Plan including the anticipated schedule will be available online at the virtual public scoping meeting website.

The virtual public scoping meeting will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the virtual public scoping meeting, please contact Mr. Patrick Clarke, TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Officer, at (214) 320-4483 no later than Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and can be submitted online through the project website, by email to Stephen.Endres@txdot.gov, or by mail to Mr. Stephen Endres, P.E., TxDOT Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150-6643. Verbal comments may be submitted by calling and leaving a voicemail at (833) 933-0440. All comments must be received or postmarked before Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Responses to comments received will be available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/Spur399EISScopingMeeting once they have been prepared.

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or the virtual public scoping meeting, please contact the TxDOT Project Manager, Mr. Stephen Endres, P.E., at (214) 320-4469 or Stephen.Endres@txdot.gov.