FM 548 Widening and Reconstruction from North of US 80 to SH 205 - Public Hearing

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

CSJs: 2588-01-017 and 2588-02-008


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) 548 improvement project from North of United States (US) 80 to State Highway (SH) 205 in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties, 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 Wednesday, June 12, 2019, to be a part of the official meeting record.


The proposed improvement would consist of the widening and reconstruction of FM 548 within the project limits. Segment 1 would involve the expansion from a two-lane roadway to a six-lane divided urban minor arterial from US 80 to Windmill Farms Boulevard. Segment 2 would involve the expansion from a two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane divided urban arterial (six-lane ultimate) from Windmill Farms Boulevard to SH 205. The proposed roadway at Segment 1 would include a 16-foot wide median, six total lanes (two 11-foot wide inside lanes and one 14-foot wide outside shared use lane for each direction of traffic) with one-foot wide curb offsets and six-foot wide sidewalks on each side back of curb for the length of the project. The proposed roadway at Segment 2 would include four total lanes (one 12-foot wide inside lane and one 14-foot wide outside shared use lane for each direction of traffic) with two-foot wide curb offsets and five-foot wide sidewalks on each side back of curb for the length of the project. The proposed 40-foot wide median would accommodate the future two 12-foot wide lanes for the proposed ultimate six-lane divided roadway. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is approximately 100 feet wide. The proposed project ROW width is approximately 122 feet and would require approximately 63.4 acres of new ROW and 8.01 acres of proposed permanent drainage easements for the proposed improvements. One vacant non-residential structure would potentially be displaced. 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 June 12, 2019, following the meeting by mail to TxDOT Dallas District, 4777 E. Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150-6643, ATTN: Mr. Matthew Atkinson, P.E. (FM 548).

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.

Displays available for viewing: 6:00 p.m.
Formal hearing: 7:00 p.m.

North Forney High School Cafeteria
6170 Falcon Way
Forney, Texas 75126

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