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Public Hearing December 13

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The City of League City, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), are proposing to extend Landing Boulevard and the NASA 1 Road Bypass (NASA 1) from FM 518 in League City, Galveston County, to I-45 in Webster, Harris County. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project. The hearing will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W. Walker Street, League City, TX, 77573. Displays will be available for viewing at 5:30 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the proposed project. This hearing will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 26 of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code and will allow the public the opportunity to review the Draft Section 4(f) de minimis impact determination and project details as they relate to Myrtle Park.

The proposed project is a new location roadway that extends Landing Boulevard and NASA 1 to intersect at a roundabout as a four-lane roadway. The roadway would be divided by a raised median varying from 4 to 16 feet in width. The proposed project would include two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, a 5-foot sidewalk constructed on one side of the roadway, and a 10-foot shared-use path on one side. In addition, a 2,800-foot long bridge over Clear Creek and Newport Ditch (a tributary of Clear Creek), and a 100-foot long bridge over a narrow drainage channel are proposed. The total project length is 1.7 miles.

The proposed project would require 25.1 acres of new right-of-way (ROW), and would potentially displace one commercial property. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displacees, as well as information about the tentative schedule for ROW acquisition and construction, will be available at the hearing or can be obtained from the TxDOT district office at the address listed below. The proposed project would require acquisition of public land designated as a recreational park. A total of 0.92 acre (from a utility easement) out of 50.91 acres of Myrtle Park (1.8 percent) would be acquired.

The proposed project encroaches on a floodplain of Clear Creek. Based on preliminary assessment, approximately 4.3 acres of the project is within a regulated floodway and approximately 10.8 acres lie within the 100-year floodplain. The proposed project could possibly impact up to approximately 3.21 acres of wetlands and 2,710 linear feet of streams.

Environmental documentation and/or studies, maps showing the proposed project location and design, anticipated construction schedules, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding state holidays, at the TxDOT Houston District Office, located at 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007, and the Galveston Area Office, located at 5407 Gulf Freeway, La Marque, Texas 77568. To schedule an appointment at the Houston District, contact Mr. Mohammed Zubair, P.E. at (713) 802-5616 or at the Galveston Area office, contact Mr. Jamal Elahi, P.E. at (404) 978-2500. The proposed project information can also be viewed online at TxDOT’s website:

www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings.html.

The proposed project information is also available for review by appointment Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding state holidays, at the City of League City, located at 500 West Walker, League City, Texas 77573. To schedule an appointment, contact Ms. Susan Oyler at susan.oyler@leaguecitytx.gov or (281) 554-1453. The proposed project information can also be viewed online at the City of League City’s website:

http://www.leaguecity.com/2989/Interactive-Project-Map

Project information will be available for review at the hearing. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the project are requested and may be presented at the hearing, or submitted in person, by mail to the TxDOT Houston District Office, or via e-mail to hou-piowebmail@txdot.gov. Comments must be received on or before January 4, 2019, to be part of the official hearing record.

The hearing will be conducted in English. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs, such the need for an interpreter, are encouraged to contact the TxDOT District Public Information Officer at TxDOT (713) 802-5076. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.

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.

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