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Farm to Market Road 548

Farm to Market Road 548 (FM 548) is a Farm to Market Road located in the eastern portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Farm to Market Road 548 marker

Farm to Market Road 548
Route information
Length23.824 mi[1][a] (38.341 km)
Existed1945–present
Major junctions
South end FM 740 near Forney
  US 80 in Forney
I-30 in Royse City
North end SH 66 in Royse City
Highway system
FM 547FM 549

Route descriptionEdit

FM 548 begins at an intersection with FM 740 just south of Forney. FM 548 travels northeast for about two miles (3.2 km) before intersecting FM 741, near Forney High School. At the intersection with FM 1641, FM 548 runs in a more north–south direction, intersecting with FM 688 and US Highway 80 (US 80). The highway turns back to the northeast at Marketplace Drive, the location of a major shopping center in the town. Leaving Forney, FM 548 travels by many subdivisions before taking a more rural route.[2]

Entering Rockwall County, the highway enters the town of McLendon-Chisholm. In the community, FM 548 shares a short overlap with State Highway 205 (SH 205). Exiting the town, the highway continues to run in a northeast direction, before making a nearly 90-degree turn to the northwest. Just south of the intersection with SH 276, FM 548 turns to the north, entering Royse City a few miles to the north. The highway intersects with Interstate 30 (I-30) before ending at SH 66 in downtown.[2]

HistoryEdit

The first section of FM 548 ran from SH 205 near McLendon-Chisholm to US 67 (now SH 66) in downtown Royse City; this section was designated on July 9, 1945. On November 4, 1955, the section from FM 1142 west to then-FM 551 was transferred to FM 1143 (which became part of SH 276 on November 26, 1969) and the section from FM 550 to SH 205 was transferred to FM 550. FM 548 was rerouted over FM 1142 (which was cancelled as a result) from FM 1143 to SH 205. On May 2, 1962, the highway was extended further south to I-20 (now US 80) in Forney, replacing FM 2081.[3] On January 26, 1986, the highway rerouted north of I-20. The routing between FM 740 and US 80 was transferred back to Kaufman County and the city of Forney. On October 29, 1998, FM 548 extended southwest to FM 740 near the new route of I-20.[1]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
Kaufman0.00.0  FM 740 – Seagoville, Forney
Forney2.13.4  FM 741 (College Avenue) – Forney, Crandall
3.04.8  FM 1641 south – Talty
3.25.1  FM 688 west (Broad Street)
3.35.3  US 80 – Dallas, TerrellInterchange
RockwallMcLendon-Chisholm11.117.9  SH 205 south – TerrellSouth end of SH 205 overlap
11.618.7  SH 205 north – RockwallNorth end of SH 205 overlap
19.030.6  SH 276 – Rockwall, Quinlan
Royse City23.938.5  I-30 (US 67) – Rockwall, GreenvilleI-30 exit 77A
24.439.3  SH 66 – Rockwall, Caddo Mills
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The certified mileage given is shorter than the actual mileage as TxDOT considers FM 548 to be discontinuous at rather than concurrent with SH 205.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 548". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Google (July 30, 2014). "FM 548 Highway Overview Map" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  3. ^ Transportation Planning and Programming Division (n.d.). "Farm to Market Road No. 2081". Highway Designation Files. Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 30, 2014.