FORT WORTH - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct three separate public meetings to provide information concerning the rural portion of the 2017 – 2020 Rural Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP).

The Somervell and Erath County portions of the RTIP will be discussed on Tuesday, May 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Chambers Room, located in the Stephenville City Hall at 298 W. Washington Street, in Stephenville, Texas.

The Rural Transportation Improvement Program is a staged multi-year program of projects proposed for funding by federal and state sources during the next four years. These meetings offer public officials and interested citizens an opportunity to comment on the RTIP which will be incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

All interested citizens are invited to attend these public meetings. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the 2017 - 2020 Rural Transportation Improvement Program are requested. Written comments should be presented either in person, by email at Mohammad.AlHweil@txdot.gov or by mail to the Texas Department of Transportation, Attention: Mohammad Al Hweil, P.E., Fort Worth District, 2501 Southwest Loop 820, Fort Worth, Texas, 76133 no later than Monday, May 30, 2016.

Persons having special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact the Fort Worth District Office of the Texas Department of Transportation at (817) 370-6610. Requests should be made at least 72 hours prior to the date of the public meeting that they plan to attend. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate those needs.