[Archive] You have until March 7, 2023 at midnight to submit comments on I35. We made it easy.

This post is from March 2023 and this opportunity is no longer active.

The Texas Department of Transportation released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for I-35 in the center of Austin. This includes their proposal for fixing the broken I-35 corridor through the most valuable and most dense activity center in the Austin region, and their logic for the decisions leading to their proposal.

The National Environmental Protection Act requires TxDOT consider this project in a transparent manner, explain their decisions to the public, and not act in arbitrary or capricious ways, but in a way make sense in their decisions.

If you send an email to capexcentral@txdot.gov by midnight, Tuesday, March 7, 2023, they are basically required to read your comments and try to reasonably consider them.

We strongly encourage everyone to take a couple minutes to tell TxDOT about your experiences with I-35, how you wish they would fix this corridor, and what key issues you think they need to consider as they make the final decisions on how to fix it.

If you don’t have time to write your own email, we have prepared form letters to let you quickly support four major points: air quality and climate, considering meaningful alternatives to freeway widening, ending traffic deaths, and using an equitable approach to improving safe, multimodal options for all.