FM 549 from SH 205 to SH 276 - Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CSJ: 1015-01-024


The purpose of the meeting is to present the planned improvements and solicit public comments on the proposed roadway improvements to FM 549 from State Highway (SH) 205 to State Highway (SH) 276 in Rockwall 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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to be a part of the official record.


The proposed project would widen approximately 2.08 miles of FM 549 to a four-lane roadway with a 20-foot center turn lane median from SH 205 to SH 276, in Rockwall, within Rockwall County, Texas. In addition to widening, the project will create a new segment of FM 549 extending from south of FM 1139 to SH 205.  Expansion would consist of four, 12 to 14-foot wide lanes with 2-foot wide shoulders.  FM 549 would also have 5-foot wide sidewalks on both sides of the road.  At specific locations, 12-foot wide turn lanes will be added as well.  A bridge would be constructed for the crossing of Long Branch.  The proposed project would require approximately 11.61 acres of additional right-of-way (ROW) to expand the roadway. No residential or non-residential structures would be displaced.

Special Accommodations:

Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house 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 (214) 320-4480 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 FHWA and TxDOT.

Public Hearing (Open House): 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

Liberty Hall Jury Room located inside the Rockwall County Courthouse,
1111 East Yellow Jacket Lane,
Rockwall, Texas 75087

Public Hearing Notice
Public Hearing Notice (Spanish)
Public Hearing Venue Map
Project Schematics