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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?

SAFETY CONCERN

EXAMPLES

CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT

EXAMPLES

  • 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

START

  • 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

FINISH

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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

QUESTIONS?

Comments can also be submitted online at

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

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