Proposed Improvements to FM 545 from FM 2933 to BS-78D - Public Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CSJ: 1012‐02‐030

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Meeting for the purpose of soliciting
public comments on the proposed roadway improvements to Farm to Market Road (FM) 545 in the cities of Melissa
and Blue Ridge in Collin County, Texas. The meeting will be held on, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. at the First Melissa Church, 2101 E. Melissa Road, Melissa, Texas 75454. Maps and displays will be
available for viewing during the meeting, and representatives from TxDOT, Collin County, City of Melissa, City of Blue
Ridge, and project staff will be available to answer questions about the proposed project. The meeting will be
conducted in an open house format with no formal presentation.
The proposed project limits extend from FM 2933 to Business State Highway 78 (BS – 78D) in Collin County for a total
distance of 9.09 miles; however, 1.69 miles of this roadway within these limits will exclude previously reconstructed
roadway and bridge replacements including Sister Grove Creek and Pilot Grove Creek. The total construction length
for this project will be approximately 7.40 miles. The existing FM 545 roadway consists of a two-lane, undivided
roadway with 11-foot wide travel lanes with one foot shoulders. The proposed project will have two, 12-foot travel
lanes with 10-foot shoulders, and most of the sharp curves will be realigned. The FM 545 existing roadway section will
be resurfaced from Pecan Street to BS-78D in Blue Ridge. The existing roadway right-of-way width varies from
approximately 80 feet to 120 feet and the proposed roadway right-of-way width footprint will increase to approximately
132 feet. The proposed project will require approximately 50 acres of new right-of-way and an estimated 4.40 acres of
permanent easements. The additional right-of-way and easements will be required to construct the proposed roadway
Public Meeting: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Open House format)
First Melissa Church,
2101 E. Melissa Road,
Melissa, Texas 75454