Overview

TxDOT is developing preliminary plans for the expansion of FM 2964 (Rhones Quarter Road) from SH 110 in the City of Tyler south to FM 346 in the City of Whitehouse. 

Details

Proposed enhancements to this corridor include:

  • Widening from a a two- to four-lane facility with a continuous center-turn lane
  • Redesigning the roadway alignment to improve grades and curves
  • Addressing the FM 2964/SH 110/Shiloh Road intersection in the City of Tyler
  • Realigning FM 2964 with County Road 2277 at FM 346 in the City of Whitehouse
  • Converting the roadway drainage from open flow ditches to curb and gutter
  • Adding sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety
  • Providing outside shared-use travel lanes for cyclists

The project requires the acquisition of new right of way from adjacent property owners.

Get Involved

TxDOT will host three meetings in an effort to engage the public. Adjacent property owners and other interested citizens will have a chance to provide input, voice concerns and ask questions. The first public meeting was held on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 5 - 7 p.m. at Brown Elementary School. The second public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Brown Elementary School. 

Downloads

TxDOT and its consultants are in the initial stages of project development. The team is conducting field visits and working on viable alternatives. The alternatives were presented at the project’s first public meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

Based on public feedback and engineering analysis, TxDOT identified a preferred alternative it will be presented to the public at the second meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. TxDOT will refine the design based on this second round of public comments and begin the project’s environmental assessment. It's anticipated the public hearing will occur in the Spring of 2020.

The environmental assessment will examine potential project-related impacts as well as measures to avoid, minimize or mitigate those impacts. The assessment will be subject to an extensive review process and coordination with agencies such as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Historical Commission and others. A decision on the environmental assessment (possible environmental clearance) is anticipated in 2020.

Next steps include the following:

  • Public Hearing - Fall of 2020
  • Environmental Clearance - Before the end of 2020
  • Right-of-way Acquisitions - 2021

The current financial forecasts show construction funds will be available in 2025.

Contact Us

TxDOT Tyler District
Attn: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702

(903) 510-9100
Email