Planning for future transportation needs

by | Feb 25, 2021 | Latest

Collin County is taking the lead in collecting data for a new transportation study focused on current and future needs in the east portion of the county.

The study will address and update needs and recommen­dations identified in the 2014 Collin County Mobility Plan Update.

Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties will also be included in the study to ensure a regional approach to transportation plan­ning. The Future Mobility Study is an opportunity for Collin County to work with the public to keep communities connected and prepared to accommodate future population and employ­ment growth.

The county is asking area res­idents and drivers in the coun­ties included in the study to complete a survey on the study website at ccfuturemobility.com to provide initial feedback on transportation issues and pri­orities in the study area. The survey will remain open until March 15, 2021, and feedback from the survey will help shape future transportation recom­mendations in the study area.

Collin County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state and nation. In the last 20 years, the county’s population has doubled from 500,000 to just over 1 million people. The county’s high growth rate is ex­pected to continue and place an even heavier burden on existing transportation infrastructure. Collin County must continually assess ways to alleviate antici­pated mobility issues.

Phase 1 of the Future Mobil­ity Study, which began in Au­gust 2020, includes preliminary data collection and analysis as well as outreach with the pub­lic, agencies and local govern­ments. Route studies and road­way design are not included in this phase of the study. Phase 1 is expected to be complete in April 2021.

The county is planning to host a public meeting later this spring to share additional information such as population and employ­ment projections, current travel trends and future commercial and residential developments. Anyone interested in the study has the option to subscribe to up­dates including notifications for future public meetings at ccfu­turemobility.com.

For questions or comments about the study, please email [email protected] or call the Collin County Engineer­ing office at (972) 548-3727.

For more stories like this, see the Feb. 25 issue or subscribe online.

From Staff Reports • [email protected]

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