(TX) Hachar-Reuthinger Rd
All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING
The proposed Hachar-Reuthinger Road will extend approximately 8.4 miles from FM 1472 (aka Mines Rd.) northbound lane east to the southbound (western) frontage road of I-35 approximately 2 miles north of the I-35/Beltway Parkway/Uniroyal Drive overpass. This new proposed roadway would consist of a 4 lane divide facility with two lanes in each direction. These lanes would consist of two 12-ft. wide travel lanes with 4-ft. wide inside shoulders and 10-ft. wide outside shoulders. At grade intersections with turnarounds would be constructed at the intersection of Beltway Prkwy. and at two other locations based upon the City of Laredo Thoroughfare Plan. These two currently unidentified intersections will be located approximately 2.4 miles east of Mines Rd./FM 1472 intersection, and approximately 1.5 miles northeast of the Hachar Rd. / Beltway Parkway. A west bound turnaround will be constructed approximately 0.16 miles east of the FM 1472 / Hachar-Reuthinger Rd. intersection. Crossings at Cuervo Creek, Sombrerito Creek, and an Unnamed branch of Sombrerito Creek will be spanned by bridges, while culverts will be installed at the crossings of the other unnamed tributaries of these waterways. No permanent easements are proposed. Temporary Construction Easements ranging in size from 0.29 acres to 1.18 acres are currently proposed to level the adjacent terrain features in order to facilitate future connections of local city streets and driveways.
Due to the width of the proposed outside frontage shoulder (approx. 10-ft wide) and the rural nature of this proposed new location roadway, pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations are not proposed.
The project will typically require approximately 400-ft. of new Right-of-Way (ROW) along its entire length with the typical ROW widening to approximately 500-ft. wide in the location of the proposed overpasses. In some areas along the project limits, the typical ROW will be widen up to approximately 30-ft. in order to accommodate the wider ditches needed for the storm water capacity.
Currently, 15 Temporary Construction Easements are proposed for this project. The location of these easements can be seen in the uploaded file (0922-33-165 etc Hachar Reuthginer 4-Lane Highway_Final Schem_2022.10.03) located in Documents/Projects. These Temporary Construction Easements varies in size is size from 30 to 150 feet in width and from 250 to 1100 feet in length The purpose of these Temporary Construction Easements are to level adjacent terrain features to minimize TxDOT ROW acquisitions and allow for future roadway intersections and driveways connections.
In total, this project will require approximately 477.3 acres of New ROW and 12.5 acres of Temporary Construction Easements. Although this project is being built in a new location, no residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.
It is anticipated that this project will be constructed in multiple phases as funding becomes available.