FM 1461 from SH 289 to CR 123 – Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Public Review

Friday, October 04, 2019

CSJs: 1973-01-015 and 1392-03-012


This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed Farm-to-Market (FM) 1461 project from State Highway (SH) 289 to County Road (CR) 123 in Collin County, Texas.


The FM 1461 proposed improvements would consist of the reconstruction and widening of FM 1461 from SH 289 to CR 123 within the cities of Celina, McKinney, and Prosper in Collin County, Texas, a distance of approximately 7.10 miles.

Proposed improvements would involve the expansion from a two-lane rural highway to a four-lane urban highway. Expansion would consist of one 12-foot-wide travel lane and one 14-foot-wide outside shared-use lane in each direction, a proposed median to accommodate future the ultimate six-lane facility, and sidewalks located along both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is approximately 90 feet wide. The proposed ROW is anticipated to be approximately 172 feet and would require approximately 58 acres of new ROW. No residential or non-residential displacements are anticipated.

Memorandum of Understanding:

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.


Notice of Availability of Final EA and FONSI Document

Final Environmental Assessment

FONSI Document