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TxDOT to Hold Public Meeting for FM 2493 Project
Contact: Kathi White
Phone: (903) 510-9267
Date: Feb. 27, 2017

   
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5 - 7 p.m.
   
Where: Bullard High School Gymnasium
1426 S. Houston Street
Bullard, TX 75757
   
Media: This public meeting is an opportunity for interested citizens to review updated plans for the proposed widening of FM 2493 from FM 346 in Flint to US 69 in Bullard. TxDOT staff and project partners will be available to provide information and answer questions.

TYLER — The Texas Department of Transportation is developing plans for improvements to FM 2493 from FM 346 in Flint to US 69 in Bullard. Proposed improvements will help ease congestion and improve safety through the area.  

At the upcoming meeting, project information will be presented in a come and go format with no formal presentation planned. Rather, citizens will have an opportunity to review the preferred alternative, provide additional input, voice concerns and get answers to their questions. The preferred alternative was selected based on feedback received during a public meeting held last spring.

Proposed enhancements include:

  • Widening from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway with curb and gutter
  • Adding a continuous center left-turn lane to provide additional safety for drivers
  • Incorporating sidewalks and bicycle lanes for pedestrians and cyclists respectively

In addition to the preferred alternative, a no-build alternative will also be considered. Environmental clearance is anticipated in 2017. If received, the next steps include acquiring the necessary right of way and developing construction plans. Construction funds could be available in 2020.

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