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TxDOT Seeks Final Comments For Environmental Study On I-35 Double Decker Highway Plan

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is starting the environmental study phase of its proposal to build a double-decker highway along I-35 north, and Monday, March 9, is the last day for public comment.

TxDOT spokeswoman Laura Lopez said the 15-mile project is designed to ease I-35 congestion for commuters and commercial traffic between Loop 410 and FM 1103 in Schertz.

“It is in the planning stages. Especially with I-35, there’s a lot of traffic in the area. There are three areas where part of the 100 most-congested roadways in Texas fall within those limits," Lopez said. 

Lopez said dense development all along the I-35 corridor leaves few alternatives for expanding highway capacity. The proposal is for four managed toll lanes on an upper deck above the existing highway.

Public comments are welcomed at TxDOT’s website through Monday, March 9.

http://maps.dot.state.tx.us/top100/

 

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.