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I-20 East Texas Corridor STUDY. Community Presentation. About the Study. 18-month study to be complete in December 2014 Focused on evaluating safety and capacity needs along I-20 through East Texas Work with stakeholders to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement.

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I 20 east texas corridor study

I-20 East Texas Corridor STUDY

Community Presentation

About the study
About the Study

  • 18-month study to be complete in December 2014

  • Focused on evaluating safety and capacity needs along I-20 through East Texas

  • Work with stakeholders to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement

Study area
Study Area

  • 155-mile stretch of I-20 from I-635 near Dallas to the Texas/Louisiana state line through Dallas, Kaufman, Van Zandt, Smith, Gregg and Harrison counties

Why is this study needed
Why is this study needed?

  • I-20 is an important east-west connection for travel and trade in Texas

  • Interstate system is aging and population and trade are increasing

  • Assess current safety and capacity needs and plan for the future

  • Identify rural transportation needs

What will be reviewed
What will be reviewed?





  • Median barriers

  • Vertical clearance of underpasses and bridges

  • Interchange design

  • Crash hotspots

  • Additional frontage roads

  • Additional lanes

  • Alternate routes

  • Freight needs

  • Passenger rail options

Advisory committee
Advisory Committee

  • Assist TxDOT by providing locally focused input and recommendations

  • Helps provide feedback to TxDOT on issues and concerns to be considered, prioritization of projects needed and possible funding alternatives

  • Members are made up of 21 elected officials and other key transportation stakeholders (full list on next slide)

  • Works closely with other key organizations to help provide accurate and well-rounded feedback

Timeline of proposed activities
Timeline of Proposed Activities


  • July 2013

  • Advisory Committee Kick-off & Study Introduction

  • October 2013

  • Advisory Committee to Identify/Review Constraints, Community Features, Concerns & Future Considerations

  • January 2014

  • Advisory Committee to Discuss Transportation Reinvestment Zone (TRZ) Considerations

  • Advisory Committee to Review & Finalize Public Outreach Tools

  • February 2014

  • Advisory Committee to Prioritize Goals and Objectives and Identify Potential Projects

  • Initial public outreach begins

  • March-April 2014

  • Initial public outreach continues

  • Advisory Committee to update on Public Outreach Activities

  • May 2014

  • Advisory Committee to Review Summary of Public Input, Evaluate & Prioritize Projects

  • August 2014

  • Advisory Committee to Review Draft Corridor Plan

  • Sept.-Oct. 2014

  • Open Houses to Discuss Draft Corridor Plan with Public

  • November 2014

  • Advisory Committee to Review Public Input Received at Open House(s) & Finalize Corridor Plan

  • December 2014

  • Presentation to Texas Transportation Commission

  • Final Corridor Study Plan Available on Project Website

Indicates Committee Meeting



Stay informed
Stay Informed

  • Website updates

    • www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/statewide/i20-east-corridor.html

    • Fact Sheets

    • Emailed to the mailing list, posted on website, available at outreach events, available at Advisory Committee member offices

    • Open houses

    • Currently planned for Fall 2014

    • Email notifications

    • Sign up to join the mailing list on our website

    • Facebook

    • www.facebook.com/TxDOT

    • Twitter

    • @TxDOT, @TxDOTDallasPIO, @TYLPIO, @TxDOTAtlanta

Questions and comments
Questions and Comments


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