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New Planned Route for 549 to & from 1139

View the engineering drawings  showing the new route of 549 at the curve where it intersects FM 1139.  The change is significant and will dramatically impact our route into Rockwall.  Crossing this 4 lane intersection will become much more dangerous as traffic volume on 549 increases.  Many are concerned about the safety issues. The ingress & egress points to and from 1139 from and to 549 is most alarming, as it will become necessary to zig zag as shown on the attached markup. The original TxDOT map (unmarked) and a larger view showing the new alignment on 549 are also attached. Click…

Turn Lanes to be Added at 205 & 549; Shoulders Added to FM 1139

ROCKWALL COUNTY – In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and improve safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract to add additional pavement width and resurface 9.2 miles of various roadways including FM 549, FM 1139, SH 205 and SH 276 in Rockwall County. Funding has been approved to add turn lanes at both intersections of FM 549 & SH 205.  According to MC City Manager, David Butler, this project will be completed by August of this year! Shoulders will be added to FM 1139, however no date has been set for the project’s completion. SH…

Smart 911 Service Comes to Rockwall

The Rockwall Police Department is pleased to announce today that it has implemented Smart911 and it is now available to all citizens. The Smart 911 system allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household, which will display vital information to 911 Dispatchers and will assist first responders when responding to an emergency; including police, fire and emergency medical personnel. The profile provides critical information to emergency services, which otherwise might not be relayed to 911 Dispatchers by someone who is having a crisis and may be struggling to provide the most basic information.  “Having this system in place…

City Hall Bond Approved for $612,500 More Than Council Told Citizens!

JANUARY 25, 2015, MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX–Tonight, by a 4 to 1 margin, the City Council of McLendon Chisholm voted to approve the purchase of a municipal bond in the amount of $2.125 million to fund construction of a new 5,000 sqft City Hall building, $612,500 more than the Council had told citizens. Shockingly, the first time that there was any hint of an increase came this evening just before they approved it and all without notifying taxpayers about the increase in advance! Mayor Gary Moody highlighted the bond rating and small amount of interest to be paid is an opportunity that the City cannot…