Draft EA Available for Public Review and Public Hearing - FM 2514 from E of Lavon Parkway to Brown Street

Thursday, January 11, 2018

CSJs: 2679-03-015 and 2679-03-016

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Dallas District will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed widening of Farm-to-Market (FM) 2514 (Parker Road) from East of Lavon Parkway to Brown Street in the City of Wylie and the Town of St. Paul, and unincorporated areas in Collin County, Texas. The project length is approximately 3.34 miles. This notice advises the public that the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and technical reports are available for public review and that TxDOT will be conducting a public hearing on the proposed project. The hearing will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Frank McMillan Junior High School cafeteria, 1050 Park Boulevard, Wylie, Texas 75098. Displays will be available for viewing at 6:00 p.m. with the formal hearing starting at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to present the planned improvements and to receive public comment on the project.

The proposed project would reconstruct and widen an existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane (ultimately six-lane) urban divided highway. The proposed improvements would require right-of-way (ROW) acquisition of approximately 16.23 acres, including easements. Total existing and proposed ROW is approximately 63.76 acres. Five-foot sidewalks would be constructed on both sides of the roadway. Lavon Parkway and Brown Street are logical termini for the roadway improvements and this project would have independent utility. Noise barrier is proposed along FM 2514 in the Valley Mills Dr./ Millstone Dr. area of the Harvest Bend neighborhood. Based on preliminary calculations, a two-section noise barrier would be placed along the FM 2514 ROW and reduce noise levels. Four properties were determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) within the project limits. The proposed Build Alternative would not pose adverse effects to the four historic properties; however, new ROW would be acquired from each parcel on which the historic properties stand, thus constituting direct effects to each historic property. The direct effect to each historic property constitutes a de minimis Section 4(f) use. The proposed project would potentially displace 1 resident. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program, benefits and services for displaces, as well as information about the tentative schedules for ROW acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT Dallas District Office at the address listed below. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses.

Displays available for viewing: 6 p.m.

Formal hearing: 7 p.m.

Frank McMillan Junior High School Cafeteria

1050 Park Boulevard, 

Wylie, TX 75098

Public Hearing Notice (English)

Public Hearing Notice (Spanish)

Public Hearing Venue Map

Draft Environmental Assessment with Attachments (FINAL)

Project Schematic