Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Final Environmental Assessment for FM 1461 from SH 289 to CR 123


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 1461 project from SH 289 to CR 123 in Collin County, Texas.

Description:

The FM 1461 proposed improvements would consist of the reconstruction and widening of FM 1461 from SH 289 to CR 123 within the cities of Celina, McKinney, and Prosper in Collin County, Texas, a distance of approximately 7.10 miles.

Proposed improvements would involve the expansion from a two-lane rural highway to a four-lane urban highway. Expansion would consist of one 12-foot-wide travel lane and one 14-foot-wide outside shared-use lane in each direction, a proposed median to accommodate future the ultimate six-lane facility, and sidewalks located along both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is approximately 90 feet wide. The proposed ROW is anticipated to be approximately 172 feet and would require approximately 58 acres of new ROW. No residential or non-residential displacements are anticipated.

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 Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.

Contact:

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

Posted Oct. 7, 2019