Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Final Environmental Assessment for FM 548 from US 80 to SH 205


Purpose:

This notice advises the public that a final environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review, and TxDOT has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed FM 548 project from US 80 to SH 205 in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties, Texas.

Description:

The FM 548 proposed improvements would consist of the reconstruction and widening of FM 548 from US 80 to SH 205 in Kaufman and Rockwall Counties, Texas, a distance of approximately 7.8 miles.

There are two segments to the proposed project. 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.

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.

Contact:

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

Posted July 10, 2019