Citizens may have noticed survey flags and survey markings along SH 205 / Goliad Street north of the Downtown Square. The Texas Department of Transportation is currently studying alternatives for the future SH 205 route through Rockwall. The City of Rockwall has expressed its desire for the future route of SH 205 to be relocated to John King Blvd. The Rockwall City Council has communicated its concerns to TXDOT and to State Senator Bob Hall, who has also expressed his support for John King Blvd being the preferred route in a letter to TXDOT officials.
The TXDOT planning team continues to assure the City that they are aware of the City’s preferred route and that it is one of several being considered. While the survey work may cause concern and speculation among property owners along this roadway, please keep in mind that the City is in regular contact with TXDOT and will continue to do what we can to protect private property along the existing route. The City’s goal is to work with TXDOT as they perform their due diligence and remain a partner to find the best route through Rockwall with the least amount of impact to the quality of life of its citizens.