Crandall area residents interested in the plans for a Farm Road 148 bypass on the east side of the city can learn more at a public hearing on the project Thursday, Aug. 23.

The draft environmental assessment for the project has been completed and will be available for review at the hearing.

It can also be accessed online at, as well as the meeting notice and other information.

The event will be from 6-8 p.m. at the L.F. Raynes board room at Crandall ISD, 400 West Lewis St. with a formal hearing at 7 p.m.

Comments may be made at the hearing and in writing before Sept. 7.

The Texas Department of Transportation proposes to build a 1.6-mile bypass connecting the current FM 148 to U.S. Hwy. 175.

In a separate project a service road will be built along the south side of U.S. Hwy. 175 connecting the current FM 148 with the new one. An overpass will also be built for U.S. Hwy. 175 over the new bypass.

Project cost is estimated at $28 million, and construction letting date is proposed for 2021.

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