FM 664 from Westmoreland Road to IH 35E - Public Hearing

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CSJ: 1051-01-037

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 16, 2014, for the proposed improvements to Farm-to-Market Road 664 (FM 664)/Ovilla Road from Westmoreland Rd. in Ovilla to Interstate Highway 35E (IH-35E) in Red Oak, Ellis County, Texas.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to present the anticipated social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed project. The Public Hearing will be held Red Oak Intermediate School, (401 E. Ovilla Road, Glenn Heights, Texas, 75154). Prior to the Public Hearing, an Open House will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM to allow for questions and review of project exhibits. TxDOT and project consultants will be available to answer questions during the Open House. The formal Public Hearing presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a public comment period.

The proposed improvements would consist of reconstructing and widening existing FM 664/Ovilla Road from a two-lane, undivided, rural roadway to a six-lane divided, urban roadway for a distance of approximately 3.13 miles. A 14-foot wide outside lane (to accommodate bicyclists) and a 5-foot wide sidewalk in each direction are also proposed. Approximately 19.3 acres of additional right-of-way (ROW) is anticipated to be needed for the proposed project. ROW acquisition would impact undeveloped, agricultural, commercial, and residential properties. Eleven commercial structures on six parcels would be displaced as a result of the proposed project. The proposed project crosses approximately 0.2 acres of floodplain. The proposed project would result in modifications to existing crossings of Little Creek and its tributaries.

Open House: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Public Hearing Presentation: 7:00 PM followed by a public comment period

Red Oak Intermediate School,

401 E. Ovilla Road,

Glenn Heights, Texas 75154

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Location Map

Project Schematics