Plans to potentially realign FM 455 took another step in late April when the Texas Department of Transportation’s Dallas District presented a recommended alternative route for the road.

What you need to know

TxDOT is accepting public comment through May 15 on the recommended alignment that was presented during an April 30 hearing. The new alignment would see E.G.A. Moore Parkway extended west to FM 455’s intersection with Dallas Parkway.

If the new alignment is constructed, the existing road running through Celina would become a local road maintained by the city, according to a presentation from TxDOT.

Get involved

A virtual presentation of the project is available online at Comments on the alignment and the project can be submitted in several ways:
  • Submit comments on the project website.
  • Email comments to Project Manager Stephen Endres at [email protected].
  • Mail a comment to TxDOT’s Dallas District Office at 4777 E. Hwy. 80, Mesquite, TX 75150, Attn: Stephen Endres.
  • Leave a voicemail by calling 469-920-2505.
The details

The recommended alignment is 9.2 miles long with construction estimated to cost $129 million. Other alignments considered during the feasibility study would cost at least $172 million to construct. The recommended alignment is cheaper because it makes use of existing pavement, according to the presentation.

No businesses would be impacted by the alignment, but six residences could be potentially displaced. The alignment would not impact any future residences under construction or being planned. Acquirement of land for right of way is estimated to cost $14.2 million.

The project proposes a four-lane road with a median running from Dallas Parkway to Shady Brook Lane. The road could be expanded later to fit six lanes, according to the presentation.

What’s next?

After TxDOT finishes accepting public comment for the project, the feasibility study is slated to finish this summer. After that, schematics for the alignment will have to be designed before undergoing the National Environmental Policy Act’s environmental review process. After the environmental review process is finished, construction plans will be finalized, and land needs for right of way will be determined.

Funding has not been identified for any phase beyond the feasibility study being conducted for the project.