FM 1378 / FM 3286 Intersection Improvement Project (commonly referred to as the Bait Shop Intersection)

Managing Agency

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

The TxDOT Dallas District plans, designs, builds, operates, and maintains the state transportation system in the following counties:  Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall.  The TxDOT Collin County Area Office led by Area Engineer Jennifer Vorster, PE, is responsible for all TxDOT work within Collin County.

Contact Information

TxDOT Collin County Area Office                  Jennifer Vorster, PE           972-542-2345     [email protected]

Collin County Engineering                               Clarence Daugherty        972-548-3728      [email protected]

City of Lucas                                                           Joe Hilbourn                         972-912-1207      [email protected]

TxDOT Control Section Job (CSJ) Number: 139201044

More details are also available online at the TxDOT Project Tracker by following this link: TxDOT Project Tracker

Background Information

In May 2017, the City of Lucas became an active participant in the planning for improvements by entering into an agreement with Collin County for the purchase of 2.194 acres of land (Lucas Corners Tract) on the north side of Lucas Road. In March 2021, the property was sold to TxDOT to assist in securing the necessary right-of-way for the project.

In July 2020, the City was contacted by members of the TxDOT Right-of-Way Division requesting that the City enter into a Local Public Agency (LPA) Agreement. The Bait Shop Intersection project will have 11 parcels, and an estimate by TxDOT shows that the City’s 10% participation cost (Texas Administrative Code: 43 TAC § Local Governments to contribute to the State funding participation for the cost of acquiring the right-of-way and relocating or adjusting utilities for the proper improvement of the State Highway System) is $129,517.60.

On September 17, 2020, TxDOT Collin County Area Engineer Jennifer Vorster, PE provided information to the Lucas City Council regarding TxDOT’s design for the FM 1378 / FM 3286 Intersection Improvement Project.

Project Area

Project Updates

February 2024

  • Waterline relocation begins for North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).

January 2024

  • Material for construction begins being transported to the site.

October 2023

  • Construction work begins at the location.

September 2023

  • This water line relocation project was completed for a total approximate cost of $1,299,645.00.

January 2021

  • The City of Lucas was required to relocate a 12-inch water line as part of this project. The City acquired the services of Huitt-Zollars, Inc. in January 2021. The design budget is $107,875 and the construction budget is $1,134,546 which includes a 10% contingency.

Project Funding

  • 10% of right-of-way acquisition cost = $129,518 (2019 Certificates of Obligation, FY 2019-2020)
  • Land acquisition with Collin County for 2.194-acre tract = $300,000 (Reserves FY 2016-2017). The City of Lucas also received proceeds from land sale to TxDOT = $248,093 (3/8 of $661,581 – split with Collin County).
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