Farm to Market Road 548

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Farm to Market Road 548 marker

Farm to Market Road 548
Route information
Length: 23.824 mi[1][a] (38.341 km)
Existed: 1945 – 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 547 FM 549

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

Route description[edit]

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]

History[edit]

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 opened in 1945. In 1955, the section from FM 1142 west to FM 550 was transferred to FM 1143 (now SH 276) and the section from FM 550 to SH 205 was transferred to FM 550. FM 548 was rerouted over FM 1142 from FM 1143 to SH 205. In 1962, the highway was extended further south to I-20 (now US 80) in Forney, absorbing FM 2081.[3] In 1986 the highway was extended further south to FM 740, near the planned re-routing of I-20. The routing between FM 740 and US 80 was transferred back to Kaufman County and the city of Forney in 1998. This section was transferred back to FM 548 in the mid-2000s.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Kaufman 0.0 0.0 FM 740 – Seagoville, Forney
Forney 2.1 3.4 FM 741 (College Avenue) – Forney, Crandall
3.0 4.8 FM 1641 south – Talty
3.2 5.1 FM 688 west (Broad Street)
3.3 5.3 US 80 – Dallas, Terrell
Rockwall McLendon-Chisholm 11.1 17.9 SH 205 south – Terrell South end of SH 205 overlap
11.6 18.7 SH 205 north – Rockwall North end of SH 205 overlap
19.0 30.6 SH 276 – Rockwall, Quinlan
Royse City 23.9 38.5 I-30 (US 67) – Rockwall, Greenville I-30 exit 77A
24.4 39.3 SH 66 – Rockwall, Caddo Mills
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Notes[edit]

  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 also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google

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.