Public Open House for Regional Outer Loop In Denton County Study announced
To accommodate 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 to the Dallas North Tollway in Denton County, Texas. This notice advises the public that Denton County will be conducting in-person and virtual public open house meetings to share information about the project and potential alignments under consideration. Part of the study area includes property south of Sanger from Rector and Milam Roads and southeast of Sanger
The in-person public meetings will begin at 4 p.m. and will follow an open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience until 7 p.m. Staff will be available to answer questions and take comments. Materials presented will be the same at each public meeting.
The virtual meeting can be viewed beginning Thursday, May 18, 2023 starting at 8 a.m., through Thursday, June 22 at 11:59 p.m. The virtual public meeting materials will be posted to the project website at www.DentonCountyOuterLoop.com and will consist of a pre-recorded video presentation that includes both audio and video components, along with other exhibits. The virtual public meeting is not a live event.
The purpose of the meetings is to present information on the study and the potential project alignments under consideration and receive public feedback. The study, which is just beginning, will take three to four years to complete and will identify potential routes for a new location roadway. 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. 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 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 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.
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.
Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted in one of the following ways:
• In-person at one of the public open house meetings
• Online at www.DentonCountyOuterLoop.com
• By mail to Burns & McDonnell, Attn: Denton County Outer Loop, 13737 Noel Rd., Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75240
• By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All comments must be received on or before Thursday, June 22, 2023.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project, virtual meeting, or in-person options, please contact the study team at (737) 471-1672 or by email at email@example.com.
Visit www.DentonCountyOuterLoop.com to learn more and sign-up for email updates.