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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Hidalgo County Pct. #2 Regional Linear Park Project

by Public Information Office | Jul 12, 2016

Hidalgo County Precinct #2, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the cities of McAllen, Pharr, and San Juan, will hold a PUBLIC MEETING to present the proposed Regional Linear Park Project from South 2nd Street in McAllen to South San Antonio Avenue in San Juan, Hidalgo County, Texas; a length of approximately 7.7 miles. The meeting details are as follows: July 27, 2016 Boys and Girls Club of Pharr 1026 S. Fir Street Pharr, Texas Exhibit Viewing Period: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Presentation: 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the public the opportunity to view the project details and provide comments. The proposed project is part of a regional plan to provide a connected, continuous hike and bike trail throughout Hidalgo County. The project is needed due to the lack of accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists in the area. The purpose of the Regional Linear Park Project is to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists and provide linkages to parks, schools and communities in the area. A 10-foot-wide hike and bike trail would be provided mostly along an existing varying 60 to 80-foot-wide city and county roadway Right-of-Way (ROW) and 128 to 270-foot-wide county drainage ROW; however, there are portions that would be constructed along a newly proposed 20-foot-wide ROW. As part of the proposed project, lighting, benches, landscape development, and other user amenities would be included. Parking lots would be constructed at the southeast corner of I Road, the southeast corner of Ridge Road, and the southeast corner of South McColl Road. Alternatives will be presented at the meeting for those areas of the hike and bike trail that would occur within the newly proposed ROW. The Preferred Alternative would require approximately 3.5 acres of additional ROW and relocations of residential or commercial properties are not anticipated. Information regarding Titles II and III of the Uniform Relocation Assistance Policy Act will be available at the meeting. Location maps and other information concerning this project will be available at the public meeting and at the L&G Engineering office located at 900 S. Stewart Road, Suite 3, in Mission Texas; please call (956)585-1909 to schedule an appointment. All interested citizens are invited to attend this meeting to gather information and provide input regarding the proposed project. Verbal and/or written comments may be presented at the public meeting. Written comments may be submitted up to 10 days after the public meeting, or until August 6, 2016 to L&G Engineering, Attn: David Saenz, P.E., Project Manager, 900 S. Stewart Road, Suite 3, Mission, TX 78572. Comments may also be submitted by fax at (956) 585- 1927 or e-mail at For additional information on the project, please call David Saenz, P.E., Project Manager with L&G Engineering, at (956) 585-1909. Accommodations will be made available at the public meeting for persons with special communication needs. Persons interested in attending the meeting and have questions regarding special communication or need special accommodation, please call Alice Rodriguez with L&G Engineering at (956) 585-1909 at least five working days prior to the meeting. 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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