Council considers several road upgrades

During its special July 09, 2019 workshop meeting, the Forney City Council met to consider road funding as part of Kaufman County proposed bond.


  • Approved a list of road projects to be provided to Kaufman County in reference to possible transportation funding:
        During the lengthy discussion, City Manager Carson said the county is considering a $100 million bond, and for "on-system" (TxDOT) roads, a multiplier of 3 may be conservatively assumed meaning $300 million will be available including state and federal sources. Forney's estimated share would be $20 million, or $60 million for the on-system projects. Mr. Zook said the funds would be used for design and utility relocation, right-of-way (purchases).
        Regarding 548 at RR: going over RR would impact many businesses and require ROW purchases, going under tracks is most logical.
        Council agreed on these roads:
    Road DescriptionCost
    Grade Separation Crossing at FM 548
    25,000,000
    FM 548 improvements from US 80 to FM 741
    8,500,000
    FM 740 improvements fro Pinson Rd. to FM 460
    8,500,000
    FM 741 from Monitor Blvd. to Windy Ln.
    2,500,000
    Main St. from Elm St. to Chestnum St.
    4,500,000
    Longhorn Ln. extension to US 80 WBFR
    1,500,000
    Ridgecrest Rd. extension from FM 548 to US 80 WBFR
    2,000,000

  • Adjourned at 1919
meeting_date: 
Tuesday, 2019, July 9