The NET RMA is exploring potential route options for a proposed extension of Toll 49 north to US 271. The limits of the proposed Toll 49 Segment 6 are from the Toll 49 Segment 5 eastern terminus at SH 110 to US 271 in Smith County, Texas. Through a comprehensive evaluation process and public involvement effort, a defined alignment will be proposed for approval.
The proposed project would consist of the design and construction of an interim two-lane (one lane in each direction) roadway with intermittent passing lanes. The ultimate design includes four lanes (two in each direction) with either a grassy median or a concrete barrier.
The NET RMA will prepare an environmental study to document potential impacts to the natural and human environment, and public involvement is a critical component to this effort.
At this time, a defined alignment has not yet been proposed.
We are nearing the end of the feasibility study process. The project team is evaluating the proposed six route options presented to the public for comment in June, as well as routes suggested by the public. The evaluation will result in reducing the number of proposed route options to three.
Then, the project team will enter into a federally required Environmental Impact Statement, in which three route options will be reviewed and thoroughly evaluated. Elements of this comprehensive study include water resources, ecological resources, vegetation and wildlife, threatened and endangered species, and traffic noise, among others. There will be numerous opportunities for the public to provide input and feedback regarding the route options and the evaluation process.
We anticipate providing an update to the community in the fall of 2019, and holding our next public workshop in the first half of 2020.
Please sign up for updates by using the form at the bottom of this page.
PUBLIC WORKSHOP NO. 2 RECAP
On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, the NET RMA hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed extension of Toll 49. More than 150 members of the public attended and provided input regarding the proposed route options. The workshop was held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill High School Gymnasium (13172 State Hwy 64 East, Tyler, TX 75707).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND RESPONSES TO OUR ONLINE SURVEY. The official comment period for this public workshop closed after Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
All comments submitted during this public workshop comment period and their responses will be published as part of the Public Workshop Summary Report. This report will be released to the public via the website in the months following the workshop. We will also send an e-blast to those who have signed up for the updates.
Following Public Workshop No. 2, the project team will use public input and evaluation criteria to identify three (3) route options to carry forward to a federally required Environmental Impact Statement.
We anticipate providing an update to the community regarding the three route options and next steps in the fall of 2019, and holding our next public workshop in the first half of 2020.
WORKSHOP NO. 2 MATERIALS:
PUBLIC WORKSHOP NO. 1 RECAP
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the NET RMA hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed extension of Toll 49. More than 280 members of the public attended and provided input regarding the design and alignment of the proposed route. The workshop was held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill High School Gymnasium (13172 State Hwy 64 East, Tyler, TX 75707).
WORKSHOP NO. 1 MATERIALS:
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