Denton to Dallas Regional Trail
This highlighted regional trail corridor provides a connection between Downtown Denton to Downtown Dallas. Along the way the corridor links several key destinations such as the Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Downtown Lewisville and several DCTA and DART rail stations. The trail alignment intersects the Cotton Belt Regional Trail and utilizes part of the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional trail in Irving to connect into Downtown Dallas. The entire corridor is approximately 57 miles from Downtown Denton to Downtown Dallas, of which approximately 37 miles is existing; 12 miles is funded for construction; and 8 miles need funding for construction.
Denton to Dallas Highlighted Regional Trail Map (updated September 2020)
Trail Preliminary Engineering (Lewisville to Coppell)
NCTCOG partnered with eight local governments including the Cities of Lewisville, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas; Denton and Dallas Counties; and the transit agencies, Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), to prepare preliminary design and opinion of probable construction costs for the Regional Veloweb alignment. The project study area (Veloweb Trail Map) is bounded on the north by DCTA Hebron Station in Lewisville and continues southward approximately 8 miles to the Campion Trail and future Cotton Belt Trail along the border of Coppell and Irving. An additional 3 miles of regional trail connections will also link with the DART North Carrollton/Frankford Rail Station and the DART Trinity Mills Rail Station in Carrollton, and to the North Levee Trail along Denton Creek in northern Coppell. The preliminary design completed in August 2020 consists of a minimum 12-ft. wide hard surface trail, pedestrian trail bridges and boardwalks, at-grade railroad crossings, and possible trailhead locations. Various sections of the trail alignment will be implemented in phases by the local communities.
View NCTCOG's highlighted DCTA Rail Trail video, and use the DCTA A-trail rail trail map [PDF] of the northern portion of the overall corridor.