Regional Outer Loop – Denton County
Virtual public meeting with in-person option
Virtual: May 18, 2023, 8 a.m. through June 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
In-person: Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. and Monday, May 22, 2023 from 4-7 p.m.
|Public comment deadline||
Comments must be received on or before Thursday, June 22, 2023, to be part of the public meeting record.
The virtual public meeting will be posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 8 a.m. through Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Please note, this is not a live event. The materials can be viewed at your convenience.
Additionally, TxDOT is providing in-person meeting options for individuals who would like to participate in person instead of online. In-person attendees will be able to review the same materials and presentation as the online public meeting.
Thursday May 18, 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023
To accommodate increasing growth in the region, Denton County and 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 to the Dallas North Tollway in Denton County, Texas.
The proposed project is needed to improve connectivity in northeast Denton County and for the northern area of the DFW metroplex and to accommodate increasing population growth. Anticipated traffic demand in this area is expected to lead to operational deficiencies and congestion over time. Ultimately, this study will allow Denton County to preserve the land needed for the corridor to protect it from future development.
The study, which is just beginning, will take three to four years and will identify potential routes for a new location roadway. Transportation projects require years of advance planning and development, which is why the county must plan now for the growth it expects in the next 30 years. No decisions have been made about a final alignment.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace residences and/or non-residential structures. The proposed project may involve construction in wetlands and an action in a floodplain.
|Accessibility||The in-person and virtual public meetings will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the in-person or virtual public meeting options, please contact Madeline Shepherd at (737) 471-1672 no later than 4 p.m. CT, Thursday, May 11, 2023. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations 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 in one of the following ways:
All comments must be received on or before Thursday, June 22, 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 Dec. 9, 2019, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and TxDOT.|