Public Meeting - FM 545 from FM 2933 to SH 78


Where:

First Melissa Church
2101 E. Melissa Road
Melissa, TX 75454 (Map)

When:

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Open House 6 - 8 p.m.
No formal presentation

Purpose:

The purpose of the open house is to gather public input on the proposed roadway improvements to Farm to Market Road (FM) 545 in the cities of Melissa and Blue Ridge in Collin County, Texas.

Description:

The proposed project limits extend from FM 2933 to Business State Highway 78 (BS – 78D) in Collin County for a total distance of 9.09 miles; however, 1.69 miles of this roadway within these limits will exclude previously reconstructed roadway and bridge replacements including Sister Grove Creek and Pilot Grove Creek. The total construction length for this project will be approximately 7.40 miles. The existing FM 545 roadway consists of a two-lane, undivided roadway with 11-foot wide travel lanes with one foot shoulders. The proposed project will have two, 12-foot travel lanes with 10-foot shoulders, and most of the sharp curves will be realigned. The FM 545 existing roadway section will be resurfaced from Pecan Street to BS-78D in Blue Ridge.  The existing roadway right of way width varies from approximately 80 feet to 120 feet, and the proposed roadway right of way width footprint will increase to approximately 132 feet. The proposed project will require approximately 50 acres of new right of way and an estimated 4.40 acres of permanent easements. The additional right of way and easements will be required to construct the proposed roadway improvements. 

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.

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.

Contact:

TxDOT Dallas District
Public Information Office
(214) 320-4480

Email

Posted Oct. 2, 2017