Collin County seeks input on future transportation needs

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Collin County is leading a new transportation study focused on current and future needs in the east portion of the county. The Future Mobility Study will build on needs and recommendations identified in the 2014 Collin County Mobility Plan Update

The study also includes Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties to help 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 study area residents and drivers to complete a short survey on the study website 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.

Collin County has become an attractive destination for new commercial and residential developments which will continue to limit future transportation options. Early planning and public involvement are important for maximizing mobility benefits, identifying transportation options, evaluating and mitigating possible impacts, and preserving potential alignments.

The initial phase of the Future Mobility Study 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. The initial phase of the study began in August 2020 and 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. The public and any other group or individual interested in the study can subscribe to updates on the study website, including notifications for future public meetings.

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