Project History

2002

  • Notice of Intent from FHWA, TxDOT, METRO & H-GAC partner to conduct North-Hardy Planning Studies and Environmental Impact Statement: January 9, 2002
  • Technical work sessions with consultant, METRO, TxDOT and H-GAC: May 6, 2002
  • Public review process with stakeholders from six North-Hardy segments and three general public meetings, culminating with the Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

2003

  • Community requests that the Highway component of the North-Hardy Corridor Alternatives Analysis Report be set aside until the Transit component is completed
  • Initiate North-Hardy Corridor Alternatives Analysis Report-Transit Component: July 28, 2003
  • Locally Preferred Transit Investment Strategy is approved by METRO Board and the voters: November 2003

2004

  • North-Hardy Alternatives Analysis Report - Transit Component is completed: February 2004
  • Review long list of highway alternatives: June 2004
  • Draft recommendation of Highway Alternative presented publicly. Public feedback modified the Draft Highway Alternative: October 26 & 28, 2004

2005

  • Publish final report: North-Hardy Planning, Alternatives Analysis Report (Highway Component)

2011

  • Publish the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) – Federal Register, October 24, 2011; Texas Register, October 14, 2011
  • Develop Draft Need and Purpose Statement and Draft Agency Coordination and Public Involvement Plan
  • Request Public and Agency Input on Draft Need and Purpose Statement and Draft Agency Coordination and Public Involvement Plan
  • 1st Cooperating and Participating Agency Scoping Meetings: November 14, 2011
  • 1st Public Scoping Meeting: November 15 and 17, 2011

2012

  • Develop Range of Project Alternatives
  • Develop Alternative Evaluation Methodology to Assess Impacts
  • Request Public and Agency Input on Range of Alternatives and Present Approved Need and Purpose Statement and Agency Coordination and Public Involvement Plan
  • 2nd Cooperating and Participating Agency Scoping Meetings: October 10, 2012
  • 2nd Public Scoping Meeting: October 9 & 11, 2012
  • Analyze Range of Alternatives to Determine Preliminary Alternatives to be Studied in Detail

2013

  • Request Public and Agency Input on Reasonable Alternatives
  • 3rd Cooperating and Participating Agency Meetings: November 13, 2013 and November 14, 2013
  • 3rd Public Meeting: November 14 & 19, 2013
  • First phase of North Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) opens: December 2013

2014-2015

  • Refine Alternatives to One Proposed Recommended Alternative

2015

  • Request Public and Agency Input on Proposed Recommended Alternative
  • 4th Cooperating and Participating Agency Meetings: April 22, 2015
  • 4th Public Meeting: April 23, 28, and 30, 2015

2017

  • Complete Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)
  • Request Public Input on Draft EIS and Circulate for Comment
  • Public Hearing (May 9 and 11, 2017)
  • Community Meeting (May 15, 2017)

2017-2020

  • Review and prepare responses to Draft EIS comments
  • Post Draft Technical Reports on project website for public comment (2018 - 2020)
  • Residential and Community Interface Meetings: June 6, 8, 11, and 13, 2019
  • Prepare Final Technical Reports
  • Prepare Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS)

2020

  • Issue Final EIS