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US 377 – From North of BUS 377E to US 380

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    Virtural Public Meeting

    United States Highway (US) 377 – From North of BUS 377E to US 380

    Thank you for your participation in our online engagement! The entire session should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. This virtural public meeting house consists of a video presentation explaining the proposed project, along with other exhibits and materials for your review. The virtual public meeting materials will be posted online on April 28, 2020 and will remain available online through the comment period deadline of May 13, 2020.

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    Language Translation

    • The Spanish version will be available once all meeting material is finalized.

    Meeting Notice and Accommodations

    • US 377 public meeting notice: Download PDF.
    • Additional information about the meeting and the alternate content types is available. Download PDF in English or in Spanish.

    How to Navigate

    • Click on the arrows on the right side of your screen.
    • Use the navigation bar at the left of your screen to revisit any part of the meeting.
    • Click through all 9 slides to view all materials.
    • Provide a comment at any point by clicking the “Comment” button at the top right of your screen. You may close the form to continue through the slides. Once finished, please make sure to hit "Submit" to confirm that your comment is sent.

    Memorandum of Understanding

    National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

    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 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and TxDOT.

    La revisión ambiental, consultas y otras acciones requeridas por las leyes ambientales federales aplicables para este proyecto están siendo o han sido, llevado a cabo por TxDOT - en virtud de 23 USC 327 y un Memorando de Entendimiento del 9 de diciembre de 2019, y ejecutado por la FHWA y el TxDOT.

    Welcome

    You have a voice in this project!

    Meeting Purpose

    The purpose of this US 377 Virtural Public Meeting is to hear from you. You will have opportunities through the virtual public meeting website to view the US 377 Project Schematic Design and Project Information to gain a clear understanding of the proposed highway improvement project.

    1. Please explore and view the US 377 project design and information hosted on this US 377 virtual public meeting website.
    2. Please provide your comments on the proposed highway improvement to the project team. You will find four methods for providing your comments on the Comment and Contact tab.

    Project Team

    The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has oversight of the programming, planning, design, environmental compliance, and construction of the US 377 project. The US 377 project design and development is sponsored by Denton County. The County and its consultant, Teague Nall and Perkins, are working in partnership with TxDOT to deliver the roadway improvement. Once construction of the project is complete, TxDOT will continue to own and maintain the roadway.

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    Project Presentation Video

    The video below covers all of the materials included in this meeting.

    Project Information

    Where is the project happening and what is taking place?

    Project Location

    The US 377 project location is northeast of the City of Denton, in Denton County. The project's north limit is north of Business US 377 East at the Grayson County Line. The project's south limit is at US 380. The project extends through the following communities: the City of Pilot Point, the City of Aubrey, the City of Krugerville, and the Town of Crossroads. The project is approximately 14 miles in length.

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    Project Facts


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    Construction of the US 377 project is expected to cost approximately $120,000,000.


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    The project will require an additional 62 acres of right-of-way (ROW) from both public and private landowners adjacent to the project.

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    The project corridor is located adjacent to an active Union Pacific Railroad corridor.


    The project is expected to benefit and impact several groups:

    • Traveling public
    • Cities, towns, and communities
    • Schools and churches
    • Business owners and land owners
    • Other stakeholders both public and private

    The project's primary objective and enhancements include:

    • Improved mobility
    • Improved safety
    • Improved air quality

    Projects Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to common questions about this project are available. Download as PDF.

    Typical Sections

    What will the new roadway look like?

    Existing Roadway Section

    The existing roadway is a two-lane rural highway. Some portions of the existing roadway have a center two-way left-turn lane. The existing roadway utilizes shoulders and bar ditches, contained within a 120-foot existing right-of-way footprint.


    Existing turn lane cross-section


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    Proposed Roadway Section

    US 377 will be constructed from a two-lane rural highway to a six-lane divided urban boulevard. Wide, outside shared-use lanes will accommodate bicyclists. Sidewalks are provided for pedestrians. A raised center median separates opposing lanes of traffic and provides space to accommodate protected left-turn lanes. Stormwater runoff will be collected in enclosed drainage systems.

    The construction of US 377 requires a minimum 140-foot-wide right-of-way footprint. Wider rights-of-way will be necessary at major intersections and at stream crossings. The proposed reconstruction will require additional right-of-way adjacent to the existing US 377 roadway.

    Proposed lane cross-section


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    Right-of-Way Impacts

    How will the right-of-way (ROW) be widened?

    Alignment Options

    The design team has evaluated US 377's proposed alignment to promote safety and mobility, while minimizing impacts to adjacent properties and businesses. The team evaluated three options to meet these goals. The three options include:


    Option 1) Acquire all ROW on the left:

    Diagram highlighting ROW on the left

    Option 2) Acquire some ROW from both sides:

    Diagram highlighting ROW on both sides

    Option 3) Acquire all ROW on the right:

    Diagram highlighting ROW on the right


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    Alignment Approach

    The broadscale approach of how to widen the roadway was adjusted in specific localized areas to further reduce impacts to businesses and properties.

    Project Schedule

    What is the timeline for the project?

    Project Development Timeline

    The US 377 project team is planning the following project milestones to complete the preliminary, or schematic, design.

    Today you are participating in the project's virtual public meeting. This summer, the design team will incorporate input from TxDOT and the virtual public meeting to complete the development of the schematic design and the required environmental documentation for the US 377 project. A public hearing will be held later in 2020 to present the final schematic design and environmental document to the public for final commments. The project's environmental clearance will signal the completion of the schematic design process. Once the project is environmentally clear, TxDOT will begin the process of acquiring right-of-way and relocating utilities.

    The US 377 project is scheduled to be ready to let in Spring 2023. "Letting" is when TxDOT notifies the construction community that a project is ready to be bid on. Construction on a project begins after the letting process is complete.

    Please note, the milestone dates are tentative and subject to change. Construction funds have not been identified.


    Work Completed

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    Project Phase/Deliverable Completion Date
    Route Study / Alternative Analysis Early 2018
    Develop Conceptual Geometric Design Early 2018
    Initial City Stakeholder Meetings Early 2018
    On-Going Stakeholder Meetings 2018 - 2020
    Develop Geometric Schematic Design 2018 - 2020
    Follow-up City Stakeholder Meetings March 2020

    Remaining Milestones

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    Project Phase/Deliverable Completion Date
    US 377 Public Meeting April 28, 2020
    Incorporate Public Input /
    Final Schematic Design
    Summer 2020
    Final Environmental Documentation Summer 2020
    Public Hearing Fall 2020
    Environmental Clearance Winter 2020
    Begin ROW Acquisition Process Spring 2021
    Begin Utility Relocations 2021
    Ready to Let* Spring 2023


    Note: Milestone dates are tentative and subject to change. Construction funds have not been identified.
    *Letting is when TxDOT notifies the construction community that a project is ready to be bid on. Construction begins once the letting process is complete. A project cannot be let until the project is funded.

    Project Design

    Explore the project schematic designs

    US 377 Project Key Map

    Click on the individual numbered segments on the map image below to view detailed design PDFs of each. Or, you can download a combined PDF (43MB).

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    Click the number callouts above to view a detailed PDF

    Project Schematic Design

    The US 377 schematic design is depicted on 12 separate schematic sheets that provide information about the US 377 project's design. Each schematic sheet contains a border on teh left side that provides basic information about the roadway and its design. The plan view, the top half of each sheet, depicts the project's design features, including roadway footprint, number of lanes, intersections, needed right-of-way, and major drainage crossings. The profile view, the bottom half off each sheet, provides a view of the proposed roadway's vertical design, or grade, at the roadway's centerline. Please use the US 377 key map to identify each schematic sheet that you wish to view.

    How to read a schematic design sheet

    Comment and Contact

    Where can people find more information?

    Give Us Your Input

    Thank you for attending the US 377 virtual public meeting. Please take your time reviewing the available design and project information. We want to hear from you. Please utilize one of the available methods to leave us your comments. Thank you for participating in the US 377 virtual public meeting.

    Voice Messages:
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    A phone number has been established to receive your comments via voicemail. Please call (972) 652-0574 on your home or mobile phone and listen for instructions about how to record your message.


    Written Comments:
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    To submit a general comment or question using a web-based comment form, click on the comment button in the top right corner of your screen. Type your comment and press Submit.

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    If you would like to print a copy of the general comment form, download the PDF and follow the mailing instructions provided.


    Contact the Project Team

    Nelson Underwood, P.E., Project Manager, TxDOT
    Nelson.Underwood@txdot.gov


    Additional Information

    Design Team Appointments:
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    Interested in talking to someone about this project? Schedule your one-on-one meeting with the project team by clicking the link below. The link will be provided here when the client calendar is confirmed.


    Right-of-Way Information Resources:

    Project Website:
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    Visit the project website at http://www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US377 to find more project updates and materials.

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