FM 1461 Widening and Reconstruction from SH 289 to CR 123 in Collin County, Texas - Notice Draft EA Available for Public Review and Public Hearing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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


The purpose of the meeting is to present the planned improvements and solicit public comments on the proposed roadway improvements to Farm-to-Market (FM) 1461 improvement project from State Highway (SH) 289 to County Road (CR) 123 in Collin County, Texas. The hearing will be an open house format from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with formal presentation starting at 7:00 p.m. Comments must be received on or before Friday, August 2, 2019 to be a part of the official meeting record.


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 Proposer 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. ROW acquisition would be conducted in accordance with the Federal Uniform Relocation and Real Property Acquisition Policy Act of 1970. Information concerning services and benefits available to affected property owners and information about the tentative schedule for ROW acquisition may be obtained from the district office at the address listed below.

Written comments may be submitted for a period of 15 calendar days, by August 2, 2019, following the meeting by mail to TxDOT Dallas District, 4777 E. Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150-6643, ATTN: Ms. Marlena Kelly, P.E. (FM 1461).

Special accommodations:

TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The meeting will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call the TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Office at (214) 320-4480. Requests should be made at least two working days prior to the meeting.  Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

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.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Displays available for viewing: 6:00 p.m.

Formal hearing: 7:00 p.m.


Rhea’s Mill Baptist Church

5733 North Custer Road

McKinney, Texas 75071

Public Hearing Notice (English)
Public Hearing Notice (Spanish)
Public Hearing Venue Map
Draft Environmental Assessment (EA)
Project Schematics