Virtual Public Hearing for FM 1641/FM 548 Improvements

Farm to Market Road (FM) 1641
From FM 548 to FM 148
and
FM 548 from FM 1641 to United States (US) 80
Kaufman County, Texas
CSJs: 1217-01-019 and 2588-01-020

June 30, 2020
 

 

The FM 1641 reconstruction project includes widening approximately 0.2 miles of FM 548 and approximately 5.4 miles of FM 1641. The existing FM 548 is a 4-lane urban roadway, and the existing FM 1641 is a rural 2-lane roadway. Both roadways would be reconstructed to an urban 4-lane (ultimate 6-lane) section with turn lanes. A raised median would be added, and 14-foot wide shared-use lanes to accommodate bicycles and 6-foot wide sidewalks would be added in each direction. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is approximately 90 feet wide with the proposed project ROW width being approximately 130 feet wide. Approximately 20.3 acres of new ROW and 3.0 acres of permanent drainage easements would be required to accommodate the proposed improvements. 

This virtual hearing begins on June 30, 2020 and will remain available online through the comment period deadline of July 15, 2020. During this time, please view the video presentation and exhibits provided on this site to learn about the project, and provide your comments.

 

 

PRESENTATION
Click this link to view the narrated video presentation: https://youtu.be/Akmqh-KqdKQ

EXHIBITS
You may click on any of the project exhibits below to view them at full size.

 

Click the links below to view the Approved Schematic for the FM 1641/FM 548 project. The Roll Index provides an overview to help locate your property on the map rolls.

Roll Index
ROLL 1: From US 80 Frontage Rd to East of Nicole Lane
ROLL 2: From East of Nicole Lane to East of Helms Trail
ROLL 3: From East of Helms Trail to East of IH 20
ROLL 4: From East of IH 20 to East of FM 148

The video links below provide a view of how the proposed roadway is expected to operate with and without the proposed improvements:

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT

The environmental technical reports for this project may be accessed via the links below:
FM 1641 Project Description and Scoping
FM 1641 Air Quality – Congestion Management Process
FM 1641 Archeology Background Study
FM 1641 Biology Species Analysis
FM 1641 Community Impacts Analysis
FM 1641 Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment
FM 1641 Historic Resources Studies
FM 1641 Noise Analysis
FM 1641 Surface Water Analysis
FM 1641 Public Meeting Documentation

Following this public hearing, the environmental document will be finalized for environmental clearance, anticipated in August 2020.
 

RIGHT-OF-WAY (ROW) INFORMATION

The proposed project would require approximately 20.3 acres of new ROW and 3.0 acres of permanent drainage easements. Although additional ROW would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced at this time.

Information about the process for state purchase of ROW and relocation assistance may be found in the following pamphlets:

Relocation Assistance: ENGLISH or SPANISH
State Purchase of ROW: ENGLISH or SPANISH

HOW TO PROVIDE COMMENTS

The deadline for providing comments is July 15, 2020.
 

Comments may be provided online, or by mail, email, or voicemail, as explained below.

Comment Online: Comments may be completed and submitted online by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FM1641_Kaufman

Comment via Email or Mail: The PDF Comment Form may be completed on the computer or printed and handwritten, and can be submitted by email or mail. Click the links below for the PDF Comment Form.

PDF Comment Form: ENGLISH or SPANISH

Email comments to Nelson.Underwood@txdot.gov

Mail comments to:
TxDOT Dallas District Office
Attention Nelson Underwood, P.E.
4777 East US Highway 80
Mesquite, TX 75150-6643

Verbal Testimony: Call (469) 708-3179 and leave your comment on the voicemail. For the official documentation, please clearly state your name and address before your verbal comment. You will be able to record a 3-minute long verbal comment. Your comment will be transcribed and included in the hearing documentation.

QUESTIONS?

Contact the TxDOT project manager, Nelson Underwood, P.E., to ask questions about the project at Nelson.Underwood@txdot.gov or (214) 320-6628.