FM 148 from S of FM 3039 to US 175 - Notice Final Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CSJ 0751-05-001 (formerly 0751-02-027)

Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, §2.108, this notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review for the proposed FM 148 project from S of FM 3039 to US 175 in Kaufman County, Texas. 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 FHWA and TxDOT.

The proposed FM 148 project would construct a new location rural roadway connecting FM 148 with US 175, a distance of approximately 1.6 miles. The proposed roadway would consist of two 12-foot wide travel lanes (one in each direction) with 8-foot outside shoulders and turn lanes. At its southern terminus, the proposed FM 148 bypass would require changes to approximately 1,927 linear feet of the existing FM 148 just east of the City of Crandall. At its northern terminus, the proposed project would have at-grade connections with US 175 frontage roads, improvements to which have been proposed by others. Approximately 3,850 feet of US 175 would be reconstructed to create an overpass crossing of the FM 148 bypass. The FM 148 roadway would have a right-of-way of 164-230 feet in width to incorporate a left turn lane. Other construction activities would include drainage improvements. The proposed project would require approximately 33.0 acres of proposed right-of-way and 2.2 acres of proposed permanent drainage easements.

Copies of the approved final Environmental Assessment, certification of public involvement, and supporting documentation are available for public inspection the TxDOT Dallas District Office, located at 4777 East Highway 80, in Mesquite, Texas 75150-6643 and at Pursuant to 23 CFR 771.119(h), TxDOT will issue a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for this project no sooner than 30 days after the issuance of this notice of availability. For further information, please contact Mr. Charles Tapp, P.E., Project Manager at TxDOT Dallas District Office at (214) 320-6252.

Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment

Final Approved Environmental Assessment