I-20 Texas Corridor Study
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Study Overview

TxDOT works to deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system. The I-20 Texas Corridor Study, conducted by TxDOT’s Freight, Trade, and Connectivity Section of the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, will identify multimodal needs and prioritize improvements that facilitate the movement of people and goods from east to west Texas. The study area spans along I-20 from the I-10 junction in Reeves County to the Texas/Louisiana state line, a distance of 635 miles. I-20 is one of the primary east-west travel routes in Texas. The corridor is used for travel, trade and as a primary evacuation route from I-635 to the Texas/Louisiana state border in case of an emergency.  

The I-20 Corridor Study is critical to maintaining both a regional and national transportation system that is safe, efficient, and responsive to future growth.

Key Considerations

Potential improvements to the I-20 corridor will be identified in collaboration with the stakeholders and public by analyzing multiple elements, such as:

  • Safety conditions
  • Existing infrastructure conditions
  • Congestion and capacity needs
  • Alternative routes and corridor resiliency
  • Multimodal passenger and freight options
  • Truck parking locations
  • Traffic operations and Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Frontage road connectivity and continuity
  • Funding mechanisms and financing strategies
  • Compatibility with adjacent uses and future growth trends

Study Approach

TxDOT will work with local government officials, organizations, community members and experts to identify potential future improvements, perform analyses, collect data, and create a corridor development strategy.

Stakeholder & Public Engagement

Public and private sector input will be a critical component of the I-20 Corridor Study. The public will be engaged through a Corridor Steering Committee and three Segment Working Groups:

  • West – I-10 to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Central – DFW Metroplex
  • East – DFW Metroplex to Texas/Louisiana State Line

The public will also have opportunities to provide input throughout the development of the study. 

Fact Sheets Format
Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet - Previous Plans and Studies
Fact Sheet - Safety Analysis Summary
Fact Sheet - MetroQuest Survey Summary

County Profiles by Study Area Format
West - Odessa Study Area County Profile
West - Abilene and Brownwood Study Area County Profile
Central Study Area County Profile
East Study Area County Profile

First Round of Stakeholder Meetings  Format
Steering Committee - First Meeting Summary
West Working Group - First Meeting Summary
Central Working Group - First Meeting Summary
East Working Group - First Meeting Summary

Second Round of Stakeholder Meetings  Format
Steering Committee – Second Meeting Presentation 
West Working Group - Second Meeting Summary
Central Working Group - Second Meeting Summary
East Working Group - Second Meeting Summary

Contact Us

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125 East 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701


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