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1 Community Presentation I-20 EAST TEXAS CORRIDOR STUDY

2 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

3 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 3

4 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 4

5 What will be reviewed? 5 SAFETY CONCERN EXAMPLES  Median barriers  Vertical clearance of underpasses and bridges  Interchange design  Crash hotspots CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT EXAMPLES  Additional frontage roads  Additional lanes  Alternate routes  Freight needs  Passenger rail options

6 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 6

7 Advisory Committee Members 7 EntityMember NameTitle Dallas CountyClay JenkinsCounty Judge Kaufman CountyBruce WoodCounty Judge Van Zandt CountyRhita KochesCounty Judge Smith CountyJoel BakerCounty Judge Gregg CountyBill Stoudt (Chair)County Judge Harrison CountyHugh TaylorCounty Judge City of Balch SpringsDr. Carrie GordanMayor City of MesquiteJohn MonacoMayor City of SeagovilleHarold MagillMayor City of ForneyDarren RozellMayor City of TerrellHal RichardsMayor City of CantonRichard W. LawrenceMayor City of LindaleRobert NelsonMayor City of TylerMartin HeinesMayor Pro Tem City of LongviewJay DeanMayor City of MarshallEd SmithMayor Dallas Area Rapid TransitGary C. ThomasPresident NCTCOG MPOMichael MorrisDirector of Transportation NETRMALinda Ryan ThomasChair/Chair, Rail Tyler MPOHeather NickMPO Director Longview MPOKaren OwenMPO Director

8 8 8 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 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 Timeline of Proposed Activities START FINISH

9 Stay Informed 9 Website updates Fact Sheets ed to the mailing list, posted on website, available at outreach events, available at Advisory Committee member offices Open houses Currently planned for Fall notifications Sign up to join the mailing list on our website Facebook

10 Questions and Comments QUESTIONS? Comments can also be submitted online at 10


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