TxDOT schedules public hearing for Hwy. 170 project
The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for proposed improvements to about six miles of Hwy. 170 between I-35W and Hwy. 114 for Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Kay Granger Elementary School Gym, 12771 Saratoga Springs Circle in Fort Worth. Displays will be available for viewing at 6 p.m. with the formal public hearing starting at 6:30 p.m.
TxDOT plans to construct four mainlanes (two in each direction) from I-35W to Westport Parkway; from Park Vista Boulevard to Independence Parkway; and from the Union Pacific Railroad to the Denton County Line. The proposed project would include restriping the existing Hwy. 170 mainlanes from two lanes (one in each direction) to four lanes (two in each direction) and ramp modifications between the Denton County Line and Hwy. 114.
The improvements would include ramps to bypass intersections at existing cross streets at Old Denton Road, Beach Street, Park Vista Boulevard, Independence Parkway and Hwy. 377. The proposed improvements would result in grade-separated intersections at these locations for the construction of the discontinuous main lanes.
The proposed project would remove the Alta Vista Road, Haslet Roanoke Road and Roanoke Road crossings to enhance operating conditions, safety and mobility. The cross-street traffic at these locations would not have direct access from one side of the facility to the other side. Designated U-turn lanes at adjacent cross streets would be included in the proposed improvements for cross-street traffic. The cross-street traffic would turn right to access a U-turn to proceed in the desired direction. For the Haslet Roanoke Road crossing removal, there is an existing U-turn lane at Park Vista Boulevard to be used by cross-street traffic. Three frontage road lanes would remain in each direction, and a 10-foot shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians would be provided in each direction where feasible.
Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the project are requested and may be presented at the hearing on Dec. 19, or submitted in person or by mail to the TxDOT Fort Worth District Office. Comments must be received on or before Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, to be part of the official hearing record.