TxDOT, Paris District is proposing improvements to I-30, including reconstruction and widening of the four-lane freeway to six lanes, reconfiguration of access ramps, and incorporation of one-way frontage roads from FM 2642 to SH 34 in Hunt County, Texas.
Project Need & Purpose
Hunt County is experiencing rapid growth and the I-30 corridor is a vital part of the mobility in the area. The proposed conversion of the one-way frontage road as well as the added capacity of the freeway within the 12.34-mile project are needed to improve safety as well as congestion between FM 2642 and SH 34. Proposed improvements to CR 2511/CR 2646, FM 1565, FM 36, FM 1903, FM 1570 interchanges with I-30 would also enhance connectivity.
These solutions are intended to enhance corridor safety by making improvements to decrease the likelihood of crashes, and improve localized intersection and interchange safety, mobility and operations.
Based on the traffic analysis, the average annual traffic volume (ATV) is anticipated to increase by around 35% and 50% in year of 2045 and 2055, respectively throughout this project alignment.
The project is currently in the schematic and environmental phase, which is one of the early stages in the project development life cycle. The purpose of this stage is to finalize a recommended alignment that improves safety and meets the need and purpose of the project. Once a recommended alternative is determined, the project team will finalize a preliminary roadway design and perform an environmental assessment of the proposed project.
Although additional right of way would be required, no residential or non-residential structures are anticipated to be displaced now.
TxDOT is committed to working with the public to minimize impacts from construction projects as much as possible. TxDOT is expected to start the construction of the project in Fall 2022.
TxDOT, Paris District is seeking input at a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at 5 p.m. It will be available until Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
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