TxDOT public meeting for FM548 and FM1641 widening

On July 11, 2019 TxDOT held a public meeting regarding widening of FM 548 to 1641, and widening FM 1641 to US 80. Large drawings were on display for citizens to view, staff were available to answer questions.

TxDOT written statement:
The FM 1641 reconstruction project includes widening approximately 0.2 miles of FM 548 and approximately 5.4 miles of FM 1641. The existing FM 548 is a four-lane urban roadway, and the existing FM 1641 is a rural two-lane roadway. Both roadways would be reconstructed to an urban four-lane (ultimate six-lane) section with turn lanes. A raised median, 14-foot wide shared-use lanes to accommodate bicycles and six-foot wide sidewalks in both directions would be added.

The existing right-of-way (ROW) width is approximately 90 feet wide. The proposed project ROW width would be approximately 130 feet wide. Approximately 20.3 acres of new ROW and 3.0 acres of proposed permanent drainage easements would be required to accommodate the proposed improvements.

The proposed project is anticipated to be let for construction in 2022 and will take approximately three years to construct. The estimated total cost for the project is $52 million.

You may view the large schematic in PDF here.

Thursday, 2019, July 11