SH 276 from SH 205 to E of FM 549 - Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CSJ: 1290-02-017, 1290-03-027

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in conjunction with Rockwall County, will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Jones Elementary School, 2051 Trail Glen, Rockwall, Texas 75032. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements for State Highway (SH) 276 from State Highway (SH) 205 to east of Farm-to-Market (FM) 549 / Corporate Crossing in Rockwall County, Texas, and to receive public comment. Displays will be available for viewing at 6:00 P.M. with the formal hearing commencing at 7:00 P.M.

The existing facility consists of a two-lane, east-west, asphalt-paved roadway with shoulders. Within the proposed project limits, the existing roadway consists of an overall pavement width of 44 feet. The overall width accommodates two 13-foot-wide travel lanes (one in each direction) with 9-foot shoulders on each side. Stormwater is drained from this facility via open drainage ditches into nearby creeks. The existing right-of-way width (ROW) is 120 feet.

The proposed project would widen this section of SH 276 from SH 205 to Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 549 to include one 11-foot-wide travel lane and one 14-foot-wide shared use lane in each direction, a 40-foot-wide median, and five-foot sidewalks with two-foot buffers on each side of the roadway.SH 276 would be realigned between SH 205 and Wildrose Drive through an existing reserved roadway corridor. Intersections would be constructed at Faircrest Drive and Graystone Drive, and the SH 276/SH 205 intersection would be relocated south to connect to Sids Road. The existing SH 276/SH 205 intersection would remain but would not connect to the realigned SH 276. The proposed typical ROW varies between 120 and 150 feet. The proposed section would also accommodate an ultimate six-lane facility. This future section would consist of two 11-foot-wide travel lanes and one 14-foot-wide shared use lane in each direction, and an 18-foot-wide raised median. Five-foot-wide sidewalks with two-foot buffers between the sidewalk and curb would remain on both sides of the roadway between SH 205 and FM 549. At various cross streets, a 10-foot-wide left-turn bay would be provided in the median. Drainage improvements include replacing the existing side ditches with a curb and gutter section providing curb inlets and storm sewers to collect and convey stormwater runoff to nearby creeks and streams. The purpose of the project is to address an expected increase in traffic, to conform to local planning efforts, and to provide safer operating conditions between two major intersections (SH 205 with SH 276 and I-30). Approximately 16.49 acres of additional right-of-way (ROW) and 0.86 acres of easements would be needed to accommodate the proposed roadway and drainage improvements. No residential or commercial property displacements or relocations would be required. The proposed project  would permanently fill less than 0.1 acre of wetlands and 17.9 linear feet of Waters of the U.S would be permanently impacted.

Displays will be available for viewing at 6:00 P.M.

Formal hearing : 7:00 P.M.

Jones Elementary School,

2051 Trail Glen,


Texas 75032

Public Hearing Notice

Public Hearing Location Map

Project Schematic