SH 79 at FM 1954 Intersection Improvements


SH 79 at FM 1954 Intersection Improvements

The intersection of State Highway (SH) 79 and Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 1954 is being studied for realignment due to safety reasons. Crashes have occurred in the past, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) believes that Bowman Road and the skew of the intersection are contributing factors. 

From 2014–2017, 12 crashes were reported with one non-incapacitating accident, two possible injuries and nine non-injury crashes. No fatalities were reported during this timeframe. For safety reasons, TxDOT is proposing to realign the intersection to make it closer to a 90-degree angle.

Get Involved

TxDOT held an Open House on Aug. 31, 2017. Please see the “Downloads” section for options presented at the public meeting. Staff have reviewed public comments, and a meeting summary report is also available below.

Short-Term Improvements

Based on feedback received from the Open House, TxDOT is currently evaluating interim improvements to the intersection to try to enhance the intersection while reducing impacts to adjacent properties.  The improvements currently being evaluated are:

  •  Working with Archer County to relocate the Bowman Road intersection away from the intersection of SH 79 at FM 1954 or to cul-de-sac Bowman Road
  • Adding turn lanes and/or acceleration lanes within the existing Right-of Way (ROW)
  • Grade improvements (building up FM 1954)
  • Minor realignment to FM 1954 to make the intersection closer to a 90-degree angle
  • Adding illumination to the intersection and/or a flashing yellow signal

If TxDOT is able to successfully implement some or all of these changes, the improvements would be monitored for effectiveness before carrying forward any of the long-term improvements presented at the Open House.

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TxDOT Wichita Falls District
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Wichita Falls, TX  76302
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