The purpose of the proposed project is to accommodate anticipated/projected traffic demand and improve safety. The project would extend from four miles west of FM 849 (which corresponds to County Road [CR] 481-E), west of Lindale, Texas, east to United States Highway 69 (US 69) in Lindale. The length of the proposed project is approximately 4.4 miles.
As proposed, the Build Alternative would include the construction of a three-lane rural highway, one lane in each direction with a continuous left turn lane, from the western terminus of the project (four miles west of FM 849) to 500 feet west of the intersection with CR 436; a five-lane rural highway from CR 436 to the future intersection with Toll 49; and a five-lane urban section from Toll 49 east to US 69 (end of the project limits). The length of the proposed project, including all transitions, is approximately 4.4 miles. A schematic (plan view) of the proposed improvements is included in Appendix C. Proposed improvements vary from the rural and urban sections of FM 16.