Denton County Outer Loop Study
Virtual public meeting with in-person options
Virtual: Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, by 8 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
In-person option 1: Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, from 4 - 7 p.m.
In-person option 2: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, from 4 - 7 p.m.
|Public comment deadline||All comments must be received before Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.|
The in-person public meetings will follow an open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience. Staff will be available to answer questions and take comments.
The virtual public meeting will be posted on the to the project website on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 at 8 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.
The virtual public meeting will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation that includes both audio and video components, exhibit boards, an interactive map, and survey.
|Purpose||To address increasing growth in the region, Denton County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have partnered to study a potential new location east-west freeway portion of the Regional Outer Loop in Denton County, extending approximately 23 miles from I-35 on the west to the Dallas North Tollway on the east.|
The Denton County Outer Loop study kicked off in early 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid-2026. The current phase of the study is focused on evaluating potential routes for the Denton County Outer Loop, including in consideration of comments received during the first public meetings in May 2023. Input from this meeting will help identify potential alignments to be assessed in greater detail during the NEPA phase of the study and development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). No decisions have been made about a final alignment.
The proposed project is needed to improve connectivity in northeast Denton County and the DFW metroplex and to address increasing population growth. Ultimately, this study will allow Denton County to preserve the land needed for the corridor to protect it from future development. Transportation projects require years of advanced planning and development, which is why the county must plan now for the growth it expects in the next 30 years.
|Accessibility||The in-person and virtual public meetings will be conducted in English. If you need interpretation or translation services or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation to attend and participate in the in-person or virtual public meeting options, please contact the project team at 737-471-1672. Requests for accommodation should be made at least five days prior to the public meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for Denton County to arrange.|
|How to make a comment||
Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted beginning Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 in one of the following ways:
All comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.
|Memorandum of Understanding||The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.|
Posted: Oct. 16, 2023