COLLIN COUNTY – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct an open-house style Public Meeting for proposed reconstruction and widening of State Highway 5 that will include the cities of Melissa, Anna and Van Alstyne in Collin County. The public meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Anna Middle School, 1201 North Powell Parkway, Anna, Texas. Maps and schematics will be available for viewing.
The purpose of the Public Meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. The project would widen State Highway 5 from a two-lane, undivided rural roadway to a four-lane, divided urban roadway with an 18 to 42-foot wide raised central median. The roadway would also include 12-foot wide left-turn and right-turn lanes at designated locations. A 14-foot wide outside lane and five to six-foot wide sidewalks in each direction are also proposed.
The improvements would potentially require approximately 40 acres of right of way and 0.1 acre for a drainage easement. Twelve private, seven commercial, and two publicly-owned structures would potentially be displaced as a result of the proposed project.
The cost of the project is $64 million. A construction date has not been determined.
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