County Commissioner David Magness spoke as follows:
“Rockwall County continues to work on the $117.5 million transportation plan approved by voters in 2004 and 2008. Projects that are underway at this time are the FM 3549/I-30 Interchange and the widening of FM 740 in Heath.
The SH 66 project, which includes turn lanes at major intersections and the rehabilitation of the main lanes, will begin in March of this year.
FM 3549 from I-30 to SH 66 will be widened to a four lane divided highway. This project will begin in early 2018.
The SH 276, which extends from SH 205 eastward to FM 549, will be widened to a six lane divided roadway, with construction expected to begin in late 2018.
TXDoT will be upgrading SH 205 across Rockwall County, with engineering underway at this time. A construction date has not been set.
TXDoT is also widening I-30 form Bass Pro in Garland to the Rockwall/Hunt County line. This $600 million project calls for 4 main lanes from Bass Pro to SH 205. It also includes the addition of three lane service roads across the lake. From SH 205 eastward to the FM 2642 Interchange in Hunt County, capacity will be increased to three lanes each direction, with one way frontage roads across the county. Construction of this project is estimated to be five or six years away.
Rockwall County has approximately $38 million remaining from the initial bond program, and will focus on FM 549, FM 552 and SH 276 with the remaining monies.”
Thank you County Commissioner for informing us of the many County projects.