The proposed project involves construction of a new location rural roadway connecting FM 148 with US 175, a distance of approximately 1.6 miles.
The proposed roadway would construct a two-lane facility consisting of two 12-foot wide travel lanes (one in each direction) with 8-foot outside shoulders, and turn lanes. The proposed FM 148 Bypass at its southern terminus would require changes to approximately 1,927 linear feet of existing FM 148 just east of the City of Crandall. At its northern terminus, the proposed project would have at-grade connections with US 175 frontage roads, improvements to which have been proposed by others. Approximately 3,850 feet of US 175 would be reconstructed to create an overpass crossing of the FM 148 Bypass. The FM 148 roadway would have a ROW of 164 feet to 230 feet in width to incorporate a left turn lane. Other construction activities would include drainage improvements to manage water crossings of the proposed roadway. The proposed project would require approximately 33.0 acres of proposed ROW and 2.2 acres of proposed permanent drainage easements.