Rockwall County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are conducting a feasibility study for a new location roadway from Farm-to-Market Road (FM) 2755 to State Highway (SH) 205, a distance of approximately 14.4 miles, in Rockwall County, Texas. The study evaluated alternatives within or near the cities of Fate, Royse City, McLendon-Chisholm, and Rockwall through Rockwall County. The ultimate proposed project configuration would consist of four lanes of frontage roads (two in each direction), four general purpose lanes (two in each direction), and two shared-use bicycle/pedestrian paths (one in each direction) within 500 feet of right-of-way. The project would be constructed in phases contingent on traffic volumes and available funding.
Purpose and Need
The proposed project is needed because there is a lack of north-south connectivity and roadway capacity within Rockwall County to meet local and regional mobility needs and accommodate projected vehicular traffic volume increases on the local roadway network resulting from anticipated development and population growth. A new location roadway is needed within the study area due to the lack of suitable, continuous north-south major arterials.
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve north-south connectivity and mobility at the local and regional level and accommodate population and traffic volume growth by providing a new roadway that would connect to existing highways and the planned Outer Loop in Collin and Kaufman counties.