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Section 5: ROW Map Components

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Overview

Information contained within this section is excerpted in its entirety and/or adapted and modified by the Standing Committee on Surveying (SCOS) for this manual from the TxDOT ROW Manual Volume 1 - Procedures Preliminary to Release.

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Title Sheet

Include the following on the title sheet:

  • Layout map large enough to show project location and nearest major collectors
  • Highway numbers
  • County or counties
  • Federal project number (if applicable)
  • Construction CSJ number(s). If there is more than one CSJ, tabulate the numbers in the heading with the lowest number shown first, and show CSJ and station numbers at break points with arrow indicators
  • ROW CSJ number
  • Vicinity map
  • Authorized ROW project limits
  • Project length
  • Scale of the layout map
  • North arrow
  • Station numbers for the beginning and ending of the project, and station equations
  • Reference to previous ROW projects in the same location if applicable
  • Datum statement including the basis of bearings and coordinates, adjustment factor used for converting from grid coordinates to surface coordinates and theta (true-to- grid rotation) angle if applicable
  • Signatures of appropriate signing authorities
    • For initial submission: The district surveyor or ROW administrator will sign recommending acquisition after a technical review for compliance with TxDOT procedures and Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying rules is completed.
    • For initial submission: The area engineer or design engineer will sign recommending acquisition after a review for conformance with the design schematic and verifying the proposed acquisition is adequate to build the proposed transportation facility.
    • For final ROW map submission: The district engineer or designee will sign for final approval verifying ROW activities are complete as shown on the final ROW map.

Electronic copies of standard title sheets are available at each district and should be used.

Standard TxDOT symbols shall be used to the greatest extent possible. Any variation from these standardized symbols shall be approved by the district ROW section. The advent of graphics software for preparing construction plans and ROW maps now make it necessary to utilize the TxDOT2K downloadable cell library for symbol standardization.

Follow this link to access an example of a title sheet (ftp://ftp/dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/row/manuals/title_sheet.pdf).

At the bottom center of the title sheet, directly under the note on station equations, include a statement labeled “NO EXCEPTIONS”. Normally, there will be no exceptions on a ROW project. If there are areas where no new ROW will be purchased, insert a note on the title sheet stating that “NO ADDITIONAL ROW WILL BE REQUIRED FROM STATION ____ TO STATION _____.”

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Parcel Index Sheet

For larger projects containing four (4) or more plan sheets, this sheet will show map sheets and parcels as a large-scale overview of the project. The sheet may also include a chart identifying parcel numbers, land owners, and plan sheet numbers where parcels may be easily located.

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Control Sheet

The control sheet may be used to identify the primary control used in preparation of the project. Include the following: the basis of datum, any monuments set for control, the baseline data throughout the project, and any other relevant metadata (i.e., history data).

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Plan Sheets

The most important factor in preparing a plan sheet is legibility and clarity of information, even to a person with limited surveying or engineering experience.

Plan sheets shall be drafted at a scale of 1'' = 100' (rural) or 1'' = 50' (urban), unless a different scale is required for legibility. A planimetric plan sheet developed from aerial photography may be used for the base map of a ROW plan sheet. Plan sheets shall depict existing ROW, adjacent properties, and proposed parcels.

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Existing Information

The following shall be shown on each plan sheet:

  • existing ROW (by bearing and distance) through the entire project length, even in areas where no new ROW is needed. In areas where new ROW is only needed on one side, the ROW on both sides of the new facility shall be delineated and monuments set.
  • existing ROW monuments
  • record ownership data of adjacent properties
  • points of curvature, points of tangency, and points of intersection (show and label)
  • existing utility lines and easements (deed reference, if known)
  • existing improvements such as buildings and fences, etc.
  • potential obstructions and/or encroachments. (Locate any improvements within 25 feet of the new ROW line. This will assist appraisers in determining damages to the remainders of properties.)
  • parent survey lines (show and label)
  • city limit lines (show and label)
  • county lines (show and label)
  • existing public roads, streets and alleys (including recorded plat or deed reference)
  • existing drainage or channel easements (include recorded plat or deed reference)
  • whole property relative to existing and proposed ROW. If the whole property is too large to fit on the map sheet at the sheet scale, draw an inset at a smaller scale or not to scale with a note stating “N.T.S.”
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Proposed Information

On each plan sheet, show the following:

  • new ROW lines
  • new ROW markers
  • portions of the proposed design. Although a ROW map is not to be used to construct a highway, the following proposed items or additional topography information shall be shown by either a single line or shading:
    • frontage roads
    • main lanes
    • connecting ramps.

When control of access is used, it should be described in a recorded deed. Limits of denied access should be staked on the ground. The control of access clauses may be included in the property descriptions of a parcel or as a separate instrument. If a metes and bounds description is prepared to describe a controlled access line, it must be signed and sealed by a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS).

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Parcel Information

For each ROW parcel acquired, show the following information:

  • property owner name
  • parcel number
  • parent tract
  • type of conveyance (e.g., deed, judgment) - for final ROW map
  • recording information (after acquisition) - for final ROW map
  • station to station
  • area in acres and/or square feet (utilize the TSPS Manual of Practice to determine the accuracy used for calculating square footing based on the category and condition of survey); limits and offset to new ROW line
  • area of remainder (calculated from deed)
  • property lines, (show and define by bearing and distance relative to existing and new ROW lines); reference only)
  • bearing and distance to a monument found or set at a corner outside the area to be acquired. If the corner is defined as a point of commencement (POC) in a property description, then show the letters POC on the map to reference the corner.

Follow the link to access a detailed sample map sheet (ftp://ftp/dot/state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/row/manuals/plan_sheets.pdf).

Differences between an English title sheet and a metric sheet are stationing and presence of dual units on the metric sheets. For example, show an English unit station as 276+13.70, and show a metric station as 4+754.880. When using dual units, show project length in meters and kilometers, with the equivalent feet and miles shown in parentheses. An example of dual units follows:

NET LENGTH OF PROJECT = 1,981 Meters (6,500 feet) = 1.981 Kilometers (1.231 miles)

At the bottom center of the title sheet, directly under the note on station equations include a statement labeled “NO EXCEPTIONS”. Normally, there will be no exceptions on a ROW project. If there are areas where no new ROW will be purchased, insert a note on the title sheet stating that “NO ADDITIONAL ROW WILL BE REQUIRED FROM STATION _______ TO STATION ________.”

A metric project map must contain the same detailed existing and proposed information as an English project map. Use the following information when preparing a metric map.

  • For urban projects, use a scale of 1:200 or 1:500
  • For rural projects, use a scale of 1:1000
  • Survey stationing increasing from west to east and south to north. The 100-foot station will be replaced with the 1-kilometer station.

1 station = 1,000 m = 1 km

EXAMPLE: 1+000.000 (1+00.00 English)

Normal station intervals are 20 meters; however; 50-meter intervals are acceptable if more practical.

  • Show dimensions and areas on metric ROW maps in dual units. Show the metric unit first, followed by the English equivalent in parentheses. If the recorded English equivalent is different from the survey-analyzed English dimension, then show the recorded dimension in brackets. This means that some property lines or existing ROW lines may need to show as many as three distances for one line.
  • Show area tabulations in dual units, with the metric unit first followed by the English equivalent in parentheses. Insert a note on the map sheet stating that English units are provided for information only.
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ROW Maps for Utility Relocation Projects

Projects that require only utility relocations without parcel or easement acquisition may be submitted with only a ROW map title sheet.

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Property Descriptions

In contrast to ROW maps being an internal departmental document, property descriptions (including parcel plats) are prepared as exhibits for the conveyance of a property interest. The property descriptions and parcel plats reflect a boundary survey and must be signed and sealed by an RPLS. Property descriptions prepared for ROW projects consist of a heading with TxDOT identification items with a metes and bounds description and parcel plats prepared on letter size (8 ½” x 11”) sheets. Letter size sheets allow the descriptions and plats to be filed with the County Clerk’s office without reducing copies. In addition, letter size is the standard file size for TxDOT. Examples of property descriptions and parcel plats are available. See the TxDOT ROW Manual Volume 1 - ROW Procedures Preliminary to Release.

NOTE: Use a one-inch border on all sides.

Items to be included on property descriptions and parcel plats, in addition to TBPLS standards, include:

  • All property descriptions and parcel plats must be tied to the Texas State Plane Coordinate System, and reference metadata used in preparing the survey.
    • A Texas plane coordinate should be given for at least one point on the plat. This practice is optional for the metes and bounds description.
    • Ownership information shall specify the type of public record referenced, i.e. deed records, official records, real property records, plat records, etc., as well as the volume and page citation.
  • Parcel plats are required for all property descriptions
  • For all partial acquisitions, at least one reference tie must be made to an established corner outside the parcel area.
    • It is acceptable to use a set corner on the remainder or adjoiner in cases where no found corners exist, although the surveyor may be assuming liability for the remainder as well as for the adjoiner tract.
    • This outside tie should be made to a boundary corner monument that will remain after construction.
  • Centerline station ties may, or may not, be of value to the property description, but may be a convenient reference.
    • A station and offset tie at the beginning and end of each parcel is of value to engineers and designers for the construction of a centerline or survey baseline.
    • Station and offset ties in a parcel description, ROW map, and parcel data should identify the source of the stationing.
  • If the parcel is located in more than one county or land grant survey, show the land area in each county or land grant.
  • Control of access lines.

Parcels consisting of more than one part must include a summary at the end of the property description as follows.

Summary:

Part 1 = 4.333 Acres (188745 square feet)

Part 2 = 2.667 Acres (116174 square feet)

Total = 7.000 Acres (304919 square feet)

Acreages will normally be carried out to three (3) decimal places. However, on large rural parcels that may have lengthy boundary segments, it is acceptable to truncate acreage figures to two (2) decimal places, which better reflects the accuracy of the surveyed line.

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Metric Requirements for Existing Projects

On August 26, 1998, the TxDOT executive director issued a memorandum to district engineers concerning the reversion from metric units of measurement mandated by the Federal government, back to English units. The memorandum stated that under TEA-21, the conversion to metric units of measurement on projects is optional.

Projects started in metric that cannot be economically converted to English units may be completed in metric.

Common conversions from English to metric units are:

1 meter (m) = 39.37 /12 (U.S. Survey Foot) or

1 meter (m) = 3.2808333 feet (U.S. Survey Foot)

1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2

1 station = 1 km (Example: 5+000.000)

Stationing intervals (to be shown on map) = 20 m.

Property descriptions covering more than one page should read:

“Page___of____Pages.” Include the parcel plats as part of the entire document. For example, when there are three (3) pages of a property description and three pages of a parcel plat, identify each as being one of six (6) pages, and read “Page __ of 6 Pages.”

At the end of each property description, add a sentence stating “This property description is accompanied by a separate plat.” All property descriptions must be signed and sealed by an RPLS, and must include a statement that the survey was performed on the ground under his/her supervision and must include the day, month and year of the survey.

Sequentially number each call on a property description beginning with number 1. Calls are numbered for clarity and ease in preparing control of access clauses on applicable projects. Numbered calls also make it easier for a reviewer to designate problems. An example of this would be: “The bearing in call number 4 should read N 89°5900'' E.”

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Certification and Monuments

Refer to 22 TAC §663.11 of the General Rules of Procedures and Practices of the TBPLS Act for certification and monumentation of surveys.

Each parcel corner on a ROW project must have a survey marker on the ground to represent that corner. A brass TxDOT ROW monument, DHT# 32147, shall be placed in concrete flush with the ground at all points of curvature, points of tangency, angle points, and at points having a maximum interval of 1500 feet along tangent segments of the ROW. A 5/8'' diameter rebar or 3/4'' sectional rod with a 2'' diameter aluminum cap stamped “Property Corner,” DHT# 164950, shall be placed at the intersections of the new ROW line and individual property lines.

All monuments must be set under the supervision of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS) pre-certified by TxDOT. If the district wishes to postpone the establishment permanent monuments until construction is complete, then the following language may be used: “This monument may be replaced by a TxDOT Type II right-of-way upon the completion of the highway construction project under the supervision of a RPLS either employed or retained by TxDOT.”

Examples of property descriptions are given below. The TxDOT ROW Division instituted a change of terminology from “Control of Access” to “Denial of Access” to better define access management of the ROW. The monument itself is stamped with the word “POINT” indicating that denial will be left or right of the point.

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ROW Sample Plat Parcel Exhibit A

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County:

Collin

Page 1 of 4 Pages

Highway:

State Highway 289

DATE/REVISION DATE

RCSJ:

0091-04-YYY

 

CCSJ:

0091-04-ZZZ

 



Description for Parcel 1

BEING 22,731 square feet of land, more or less, in the German Emigration Company Survey, Abstract Number 358, City of Frisco, Collin County, Texas, and being part of a tract of land conveyed by deed to 183 Land Corporation, a Texas corporation, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 97-0083361, Volume 4009, Page 2535, Deed Records Collin County, Texas; said 22,731 square feet of land being more particularly described by the metes-and-bounds as follows:

COMMENCING at a found ¼ inch iron rod at the Northeast corner of a tract of land conveyed by deed to Frisco Enterprises Limited Partnership, a Michigan limited partnership, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 92-0007195, Deed Records Collin County, Texas, and the Southeast corner of a tract of land conveyed by deed to Blue Stars Land, L. P., a Texas limited partnership, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 99-0081760, Volume 4448, Page 1857, Deed Records Collin County, Texas, and in Collin County Road Number 26, and being in the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289;

THENCE North 00 degrees 28 minutes 32 seconds West along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 753.46 feet to an angle point;

THENCE North 00 degrees 29 minutes 32 seconds West along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 298.08 feet to the Northeast corner of said Blue Stars Land tract of land and the Southeast corner of said 183 Land Corporation tract of land, and being the POINT OF BEGINNING;

THENCE South 85 degrees 02 minutes 17 seconds West along the common line of said 183 Land Corporation tract of land and said Blue Stars Land tract of land for a distance of 72.30 feet to an 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set in the new Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 and also being the beginning of a Denial of Access Line;

THENCE North 04 degrees 46 minutes 35 seconds West along the new Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289, also being a Denial of Access Line, for a distance of 119.12 feet to an 5/8 inch iron rod with cap set at an angle point, and also being the end of this Denial of Access Line; **

THENCE North 08 degrees 06 minutes 37 seconds East along the new Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 341.74 feet to an 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set in the existing Western ROW line of State Highway 289;**

Exhibit A, Page 1 of 4

Description for Parcel 1

THENCE South 05 degrees 42 minutes 32 seconds East along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 328.48 feet to an angle point from which a found wooden dome post bears South 78 degrees 30 minutes 21 seconds West a distance of 1.77 feet;

THENCE South 00 degrees 29 minutes 32 seconds East along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 as conveyed by deed to the State of Texas as recorded in Volume 401, Page 99, Deed Records Collin County, Texas, for a distance of 123.92 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING and containing 22,731 square feet [0.5218 acres] of land, more or less.

** The monument described and set in this call, if destroyed during construction, may be replaced with a TxDOT Type II ROW Marker upon the completion of the highway construction project under the supervision of a RPLS, either employed or retained by TxDOT.

Access is prohibited across the “Denial of Access Line” to the highway facility from the remainder of the abutting property.

All bearings are based on the Texas Coordinate System of 1983 (1993 Adj.), North Central Zone. All coordinates shown are surface and may be converted to grid by dividing by the TxDOT conversion factor of 1.000152710.

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John R. Doe, R.P.L.S. Date

Texas Registration No. 0000

RPLS SEAL

Super Survey Company Inc.

0000 W. Survey Ave

Anytown, Texas 00000

Ph. 000-000-0000

Exhibit A, Page 2 of 4

Sample Plat Exhibit A. (click in image to see full-size image)

Figure 5-1. Sample Plat Exhibit A.

Exhibit A, Page 3 of 4

Sample Plat Exhibit A. (click in image to see full-size image)

Figure 5-2. Sample Plat Exhibit A.

Exhibit A, Page 4 of 4

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ROW Sample Plat Parcel Exhibit B

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County:

Collin

Page 1 of 3 Pages

Highway:

State Highway 289

DATE/REVISION DATE

RCSJ:

0091-04-YYY

 

CCSJ:

0091-04-ZZZ

 



Description for Parcel 2

BEING 25,637 square feet of land, more or less, in the German Emigration Company Survey, Abstract Number 358, City of Frisco, Collin County, Texas, and being part of a tract of land conveyed by deed to Blue Stars Land, L.P., a Texas limited partnership, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 99-0081760, Volume 4448, Page 1857, Deed Records Collin County, Texas; said 25,637 square feet of land being more particularly described by the metes and bounds as follows:

COMMENCING at a ¼ inch iron rod found at the Northeast corner of a tract of land conveyed by deed to Frisco Enterprises Limited Partnership, a Michigan limited partnership, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 92-0007195, Deed Records Collin County, Texas, and the Southeast corner of said Blue Stars Land tract of land and in the Collin County Road Number 26, and being in the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289;

THENCE North 00 degrees 28 minutes 32 seconds West along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 444.14 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set in the new Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 at the POINT OF BEGINNING;**

THENCE North 09 degrees 27 minutes 49 seconds West along the new Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 328.44 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set at an angle point;**

THENCE North 04 degrees 46 minutes 35 seconds West along the new Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 278.12 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set in the common line of said Blue Stars Land tract of land and a tract of land conveyed by deed to 183 Land Corporation, a Texas corporation, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 97-0083361, Volume 4009, Page 2535, Deed Records Collin County, Texas;

THENCE North 85 degrees 02 minutes 17 seconds East along the common line of said Blue Stars Land tract of land, and said 183 Land Corporation tract of land for a distance of 72.30 feet to the Southeast corner of said 183 Land Corporation tract of land and the Northeast corner of said Blue Stars Land tract of land and being in the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289;

Exhibit B, Page 1 of 3

Description for Parcel 2

THENCE South 00 degrees 29 minutes 32 seconds East along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 298.08 feet to an angle point;

THENCE South 00 degrees 28 minutes 32 seconds East along the existing Western ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 309.32 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING and containing 25,637 square feet [0.5886 Acres] of land, more or less.

** The monument described and set in this call, if destroyed during construction, may be replaced with a TxDOT Type II ROW Marker upon the completion of the highway construction project under the supervision of a RPLS, either employed or retained by TxDOT.

Access is allowed to the highway facility from the remainder of the abutting property.

All bearings are based on the Texas Coordinate System of 1983 (1993 Adj.), North Central Zone. All coordinates shown are surface and may be converted to grid by dividing by the TxDOT conversion factor of 1.000152710.

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John R. Doe, R.P.L.S. Date

Texas Registration No. 0000

RPLS SEAL

Super Survey Company Inc.

0000 W. Survey Ave

Anytown, Texas 00000

Ph. 000-000-0000

Exhibit B, Page 2 of 3

Sample Plat Exhibit B. (click in image to see full-size image)

Figure 5-3. Sample Plat Exhibit B.

Exhibit B, Page 3 of 3

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ROW Sample Plat Parcel Exhibit C

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County:

Collin

Page 1 of 3 Pages

Highway:

State Highway 289

DATE/REVISION DATE

RCSJ:

0091-04-YYY

 

CCSJ:

0091-04-ZZZ

 



Description for Parcel 3AC

BEING a Denial of Access Line delineating a denial of access to the transportation facility from the adjacent property along the common boundary of State Highway 289 as conveyed by deed to the State of Texas, as recorded in Volume 313, Page 330, Deed Records of Collin County, Texas, and a tract of land conveyed by deed to Preston 380/153 Venture, as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 98-0005379, and in Volume 4082, Page 0073, Deed Records of Collin County, Texas, and being located in the T. J. Jamison Survey, Abstract Number 481, Collin County, Texas; said Denial of Access Line being more particularly described by the metes and bounds as follows:

COMMENCING at a 3/4 inch iron rod found at the Western most Northwest corner of said Preston 380/153 Venture tract of land and the Southwest corner of a tract of land conveyed by deed to Bear Trap Partnership Fund, LTD., as recorded in County Clerk’s Number 97-0025472, and in Volume 3882, Page 500, Deed Records of Collin County, Texas, and in the existing Eastern ROW line of State Highway Number 289;

THENCE South 02 degrees 58 minutes 28 seconds West along the existing Eastern ROW line of said State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 401.83 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set at an angle point in the existing Eastern ROW line of State Highway Number 289;**

THENCE South 00 degrees 29 minutes 32 seconds East along the existing Eastern ROW line of State Highway Number 289 for a distance of 130.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod set at the POINT OF BEGINNING of the Denial of Access Line;

THENCE South 00 degrees 29 minutes 32 seconds East along the existing Eastern ROW line of State Highway Number 289 (140.00 feet wide ROW) and along the Denial of Access Line for a distance of 120.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod with TxDOT aluminum cap set at the end of this Denial of Access Line and being an angle point in the existing Eastern ROW line of State Highway Number 289 from which a found “X” cut in concrete bears South 89 degrees 30 minutes 28 seconds West a distance of 20.00 feet;**

Exhibit C, Page 1 of 3

** The monument described and set in this call, if destroyed during construction, may be replaced with a TxDOT Type II ROW Marker upon the completion of the highway construction project under the supervision of a RPLS, either employed or retained by TxDOT.

Access is prohibited across the “Denial of Access Line” to the highway facility from the remainder of the abutting property.

All bearings are based on the Texas State Plane Coordinate System, N.A.D. 83 (1993 Adj.), North Central Zone. All coordinates shown are surface and may be converted to grid by dividing by the TxDOT conversion factor of 1.000152710.

___________________________

John R. Doe, R.P.L.S. Date

Texas Registration No. 0000

RPLS SEAL

Super Survey Company Inc.

0000 W. Survey Ave

Anytown, Texas 00000

Ph. 000-000-0000

Exhibit C, Page 2 of 3

Sample Plat Exhibit C. (click in image to see full-size image)

Figure 5-4. Sample Plat Exhibit C.

Exhibit C, Page 3 of 3

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Property Description for Parcel 10

BEING 6.4792 acres of land situated in both the Gordon Dees Survey, Abstract No. 38, Camp County, Texas, and being out of that certain called 40 acre and 32 acre tracts or parcels of land described in a deed from Woodrow W. Stodghill and wife, Willie M. Stodghill to Ersel N. Young and wife, Dorothy A. Young dated October 8, 1979, and recorded in Volume 178, Page 106 of the Deed Records of Camp County, Texas, and also being West of and adjacent to a certain called 2.55 acre tract or parcel of land described in a deed to the State of Texas recorded in Volume 94, Page 288, of the Deed Records of Camp County, Texas, said 6.4792 acre tract to be more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows:

BEGINNING at a Type II Concrete ROW Monument with Bronze Disk Set for the Northwest corner of the herein described tract, located on the East boundary line of a certain called 6.0 acre tract or parcel of land described in a deed to Ersel N. Young and wife, Dorothy A. Young, and recorded in Volume 188, Page 715, of the Deed Records of Camp County, Texas, the existing South right-of-way line of County Road 2116, and the proposed West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 271, said point of beginning being located North 23° 06' 08'' West, a distance of 345.19 feet from a Fence Corner Found for the Southeast corner of said called 6.0 acre Young tract, and also being located 784.92 feet left of and at a right angle from the proposed survey centerline of U.S. Highway 271, hereinafter referred to as the “Survey Centerline”, at Survey Centerline Station 579+49.70, being located at the coordinates of 7,086,794.7529 feet North and 3,051,741.6186 feet East;

Exhibit D, Page 1 of 5

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ROW Sample Plat Parcel Exhibit D

THENCE North 68° 17' 10'' East, along the most northerly North boundary line of said called 40 acre Young tract, and the existing South right-of-way line of County Road 2116, a distance of 406.70 feet to a ½'' Iron Rod Set, with a yellow cap stamped “BWR”, being the Point of Curvature of a curve to the left;

THENCE in a Northeasterly direction, along the existing South right-of-way line of said County Road 2116, also being the most northerly North boundary line of said called 40 acre Young tract, an arc distance 89.52 feet with the above mentioned curve to the left, whose radius is 839.62 feet, whose central angle is 06° 06' 32'', and whose long chord is North 65° 13' 54'' East, a distance of 89.48 feet, to a ½'' Iron Rod Set, with a yellow cap stamped “BWR”, being the Point of Curvature of a curve to the right;

THENCE in a Northeasterly direction, along the existing South right-of-way line of said County Road 2116, also being the most Northerly North boundary line of said called 40 acre Young tract, an arc distance 47.99 feet with the above mentioned curve to the right, whose radius is 332.30 feet, whose central angle is 08° 16' 29'', and whose long chord is North 66° 18' 52'' east, a distance of 47.95 feet, to a ½'' Iron Rod Set, with a yellow cap stamped “BWR”;

THENCE North 70° 27' 07'' east, along the most northerly North boundary line of said called 40 acre Young tract, a distance of 184.13 feet, to the intersection of the existing South right-of-way line of said County Road 2116 and the existing West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 271, to a ½'' Iron Rod Set, with a yellow cap stamped “BWR”, being 61.28 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 580+27.51;

THENCE South 11° 37' 05'' east, along the existing West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 271 and the east boundary line of said called 40 acre Young tract, a distance of 423.57 feet to a Type I Concrete ROW Monument Found, being 90.42 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 576+05.26;

THENCE South 13° 19' 05'' east, along the existing West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 271 and the east boundary line of said called 40 acre Young tract and the east boundary line of said called 32 acre Young tract, a distance of 1000.80 feet, to a Type I Concrete ROW Monument Found;

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THENCE South 18° 52' 0'' east, along the existing West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 271 and the east boundary line of said called 32 acre Young tract, a distance of 667.95 feet to a ½'' Iron Rod Set, with a yellow cap stamped “BWR”, at the Southwest corner of said called 32 acre Young tract and the Northeast corner of a certain called 100.00 acre tract or parcel of land described in a deed to Forrest G. Rodgers, dated April 21, 1965, and recorded in Volume 91, Page 354, of the Deed Records of Camp County, Texas, being 92.15 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 559+38.38;

THENCE South 57° 39' 43' West, along the South boundary line of said called 32 acre Young tract and the North boundary line of said called 100.00 acre Rodgers tract, a distance of 13.41 feet to a ½” Iron Rod with a yellow cap stamped “BWR” Set on the proposed West ROW line and “Denial of Access Line” of US 271, being 105.00 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 559+34.52;

THENCE North 15° 35' 55'' West, along the proposed West right-of-way line and “Denial of Access Line” of U.S. Highway 271, a distance of 65.48 feet to a Type II Concrete ROW Monument with Bronze Disk Set, being 105.00 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 560+00.00;

THENCE North 21° 52' 34'' West, along the proposed West right-of-way line and “Denial of Access Line” of U.S. Highway 271, a distance of 503.02 feet to a Type II Concrete ROW Monument with Bronze Disk Set, being 160.00 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 565+00.00;

THENCE North 16° 04' 34'' West, along the proposed West right-of-way line and “Denial of Access Line” of U.S. Highway 271, a distance of 600.02 feet to a Type II Concrete ROW Monument with Bronze Disk Set, being 165.00 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 571+00.00;

THENCE North 39° 25' 41'' West, along the proposed West right-of-way line and “Denial of Access Line” of U.S. Highway 271, a distance of 655.92 feet to a Type II Concrete ROW Monument with Bronze Disk Set, being 430.00 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 577+00.00;

THENCE North 14° 10' 00'' West, along the proposed West right-of-way line and “Denial of Access Line” of U.S. Highway 271, a distance of 200.06 feet to a Type II Concrete ROW Monument with Bronze Disk Set, being 425.00 feet left of Survey Centerline Station 579+00.00;

THENCE South 82° 26' 04'' West, along the proposed West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 271, a distance of 363.47 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING and containing 6.4792 acres of land.

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Notes:

All bearings and coordinates shown are surface coordinates based on the Texas Coordinate System of 1983 (NAD 83 HARN), North Central Zone 4202, as provided by TxDOT, and can be converted to grid coordinates by dividing by a combined scale factor of 1.000145.

All referenced property distances and areas were taken from deed records acquired from the Camp County Real Property Records.

Access is prohibited across the “Denial of Access Line” to the transportation facility from the adjacent property.

I,____________________, RPLS, do hereby certify that this boundary description represents the results of a survey made on the ground from October 2003 to November 2003.

NAME

RPLS 0000

DATE

Company

 

 

701 East Main Street

 

 

Atlanta, Texas 75551-1210

Phone:

 



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Sample Plat Exhibit D. (click in image to see full-size image)

Figure 5-5. Sample Plat Exhibit D.

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Public Roads and Alleys

Existing public roads or alleys that abut or pass through a ROW parcel need to be investigated carefully to determine the source of title. If a recorded instrument such as a ROW deed, dedication by subdivision plat or donation deed can be found, this title should be shown on the ROW map and parcel plats.

If no record can be located, a note should be added stating the existing ROW shown was determined by occupation. If included in the adjacent landowner’s deed, the existing ROW should be included in the parcel area but cannot be included for payment.

For existing roadway, areas that do not appear in any conveyance to a public entity or adjacent property owner, a quitclaim deed from the local public agency occupying the facility should be obtained and filed with the County Clerk.

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Original Submission to a District

The surveyor should complete and submit preliminary maps, parcel plats, and property descriptions, surveyor reports, and closure sheets to the district for review. The district will determine the size, type, and number of submittals to be used for review purposes. These maps shall be prominently marked as PRELIMINARY.

The district surveyor or appropriate personnel must review the submission for compliance with TxDOT policy and Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors (TBPLS) standards. The design engineer or appropriate personnel must review the map for compliance with the design schematic and to verify that the area to be acquired and all easements are adequate to build the transportation facility.

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Finalizing Maps after Project Acquisition

Once ROW map revisions are complete, all new ROW is acquired, and all documents are recorded, send a half-size original of the ROW map marked “FINAL MAP” on bond paper and a completed electronic graphics file (if available), including all revisions, to the ROW Division for the permanent file. For the final map to be complete, it must contain:

  • all project numbers
  • grantors’ names
  • areas of acquired parcels
  • recording information
  • “U” number assigned for utility adjustments and a table on the title sheet listing all utilities in the project and a cross-reference to the parcel where they occur.
    • if the utility is reimbursable the utility easement or ROW record citation shall be given with volume and page
  • names of the utility owner(s) and graphic depiction of the easement or ROW on the ROW Map Plan Sheet
  • all signature blocks completed and
  • graphics file (if available) including all revisions.
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ROW Maps for Off-System Projects

The need for ROW maps on off-system projects will be determined by the complexity of the project and will be at the district’s discretion. Property descriptions must be prepared based on the Texas State Plane Coordinate System and as described in the property descriptions section of this chapter. Submission of ROW maps for off-system projects to the ROW Division is not required since they will not be added to the state highway system.

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Standardized MicroStation Graphic Files

See the TxDOT ROW Manual Volume 1 - Procedures Preliminary to Release for specific ROW mapping graphic standards.

Due to the multitude of formats used in the consulting industry, TxDOT has recognized a need for standardization in the creation and manipulation of MicroStation Graphic Files. The following guidelines should be used to assist MicroStation® users in the development of graphic files that are compatible with TxDOT’s MicroStation® files.

  1. BASE FILES — All geometry and line work is done in this file. Points, property lines, centerline information, etc. should be done on assigned levels as shown on the level map. Any text/labels in this file should be for the users own use on separate levels from the line work so that they may be turned off when the base file is used as a reference file for a sheet (map sheet) file.
  2. TOPO FILES — No work may be done in these files. The user may turn on or off any level as required in a topographic file when it is used as a reference file. When used as a reference file all line work should be shown as zero line weight, dotted line symbology and white or gray in color.
  3. SHEET FILES (MAP SHEETS) — These are the files where the drafting work is done. Text/Labels, whole property sketches, enlarged details, north arrow, and bar scale are shown here. The base file and topographic file are referenced to the sheet file. In addition, other appropriate files showing new buildings and/or utilities shall be referenced. Then the appropriate levels are turned on or off in both of these reference files to show the line work and topographic features that will appear on the finished plan sheet. A TxDOT standard size plan sheet (22” X 34”) must be used to define the working area. The sheet cell may be moved or rotated as required. DO NOT MOVE, ROTATE, COPY OR IN ANY WAY ALTER THE ATTACHED REFERENCED BASE OR TOPOGRAPHIC FILES FOR USE IN YOUR SHEET FILES. (Users may, for their own use, rotate the view that they are working in.) After a TxDOT standard size plan sheet cell has been positioned to show the appropriate area, north arrow, bar scale, text and labeling are added along with any whole property sketches and/or enlarged details as required. When numbering map sheets always begin with number 2, as sheet number 1 is reserved for the title sheet (see ROW Mapping above). The map sheet is “finished” by fencing the appropriate area and performing a clip boundary operation on the reference base and topographic files.
  4. TITLE SHEET FILES — A standard TxDOT title sheet cell must be used. This sheet contains the following information: Data entry fields for County name; Highway number; Project number (if needed); Construction and ROW C.S.J. number(s); Project limits description; length in feet and miles; a legend of standard utility and mapping symbols; Utility Table; and, when appropriate, a Vicinity map. The title sheet will always be numbered as sheet one of the set of maps (see ROW map title sheet).
  5. CELLS — A cell library containing TxDOT standard cells is available on request for users. The cell library must be used to ensure compatibility with TxDOT graphic standards.
  6. TEXT/LABELS — See the TxDOT ROW Manual Volume 1 - Procedures Preliminary to Release for TxDOT standard size, font, line spacing and weight for text and labels.
  7. LINE WEIGHT and LINE SYMBOLOGY — See the TxDOT ROW Manual Volume 1 - Procedures Preliminary to Release for a chart of TxDOT standard line weight and line symbology.
  8. WHOLE PROPERTY SKETCHES AND ENLARGED DETAILS — These should always be created as “saved views,” referenced from the base file to the sheet file. This will ensure that any changes or updates made in the base file will always be accurately reflected in the saved view(s). All labeling on the saved view(s) should be done in the appropriate sheet file.
  9. LEVEL MAP — See the TxDOT ROW Manual Volume 1 - Procedures Preliminary to Release for information on TxDOT standard levels for horizontal alignment, proposed and existing ROW lines, property lines, found points, survey lines, county lines, city limit lines, text/labels, easements, platted/subdivision properties, etc. Any level not designated for use on the level map sheet may be used at the MicroStation® user’s discretion.

NOTE: A copy of your completed project level map sheet must accompany any electronic file sent to TxDOT.

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