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Planners Seek Public Input on SH 199 Corridor Master Plan Study

Open house to initiate public involvement process for transportation project

Oct. 21, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – Fort Worth, Sansom Park, River Oaks and Lake Worth residents are invited to the first open house on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. for the State Highway 199 (Jacksboro Highway) corridor master plan study.

The SH 199 corridor (from IH 820 to downtown Fort Worth) was identified as a vital regional transportation facility in Planning for Livable Military Communities, with visionary concepts to balance mobility and accessibility improvements with economic development.

As a next step, a corridor master plan study for SH 199 is being developed to advance these visions into a design. The corridor master plan will use context sensitive solution principles and modern engineering concepts to recommend phased improvements to increase the livability in the corridor, provide transportation options for different users and improve drainage. The plan will study many elements such as landscaping and streetscaping, intersection improvements, water runoff and drainage, economic market analysis, parking, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, public transportation and roadway widening.

The open house will include interactive maps and displays as well as provide opportunities to speak with planners.

A brief background presentation will be given at 6:15 p.m.

More information can be found at www.nctcog.org/PlanningProjects.

Open House Details
Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
6 - 8 p.m.

River Oaks Community Center
5300 Blackstone Drive
River Oaks, TX 76114


 

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including
16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the
NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

      About the Regional Transportation Council:

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. The MPO works in cooperation with the region’s transportation providers to address the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties. The RTC’s 44 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area’s transportation providers.

 

      Contact:

Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284, awilson@nctcog.org

Whitney Vandiver (817) 704-5639, wvandiver@nctcog.org

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