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Denton County Outer Loop study
By Texas Department of Transportation
Nov 13, 2023
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To address 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 on the west to the Dallas North Tollway on the east.

Denton County is hosting a series of in-person and virtual public meeting opportunities to share information about the potential alignments under consideration and gather feedback. Materials presented will be the same at each public meeting:

Virtual Meeting
Nov. 13 Dec. 15, 2023*
Materials posted Nov. 13 at 8 a.m.
through Dec. 15, 2023.
* Not a live event

In-Person Meeting
Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Aubrey Area Library and
Community Center
226 Countryside Dr.
Aubrey, TX 76227

In-Person Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Denton Convention Center
(Embassy Suites)
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201

The in-person public meetings will follow an open house format where the public may come and go at their convenience. Staff will be available to answer questions and take comments. The virtual public meeting is not a live event. 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, exhibit boards, an interactive map, and survey.

About the study

The Denton County Outer Loop study kicked off in early 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid2026. The current phase of the study is focused on evaluating potential routes for the Denton County Outer Loop, including in consideration of comments received during the first public meetings in May 2023.

Input from this meeting will help identify potential alignments to be assessed in greater detail during the NEPA phase of the study and development of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 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 address increasing population growth.

Ultimately, this study will allow Denton County to preserve the land needed for the corridor to protect it from future development. 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.

Visit www.DentonCountyOuterLoop.com to learn more and sign-up for email updates.

Public Comments Requested Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted beginning Monday, Nov. 13, 2023 in one of the following ways:

In-person at one of the public open house meetings Online at www.DentonCountyOuterLoop.com

By mail to: Project Team, c/o Burns & McDonnell, 13737 Noel Rd., Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75240

By email to info@dentoncountyouterloop.com

All comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.

Special Accommodations

The in-person and virtual public meetings will be conducted in English. If you need interpretation or translation services or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation to attend and participate in the in-person or virtual public meeting options, please contact the project team at (737) 471-1672. Requests for accommodation should be made at least five days prior to the public meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodation may require time for Denton County to arrange.

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 December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.