The Texas Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting regarding short-term and long-term improvements to Loop 286 on July 26 at Celebrate It, 4195 Pine Mill Road from 2 – 7 p.m.
The update on the two short-term projects will include design schematics. The environmental documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public review prior to project completion.
The purpose of the Loop 286 Improvements project is to improve safety, increase regional mobility, improve traffic operations, and address roadway deficiencies.
The Northeast project, which would extend from Stillhouse Road to Lamar Avenue, proposes reconstructing the four existing mainlanes and adding two-lane frontage roads in either direction as well as an overpass at North Collegiate Drive.
The Southeast Loop project, which would extend from SH 19/SH 24 to FM 905, proposes expanding the roadway to five lanes with a median left turn lane and shared use path, as well as improvements to the intersection of South Collegiate Drive near Paris High School.
The proposed projects would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potentially displace one residential unit and three non-residential structures.
For those who can’t attend but want to watch online, it will be posted on July 26 at 2 p.m. and remain online through Aug. 10 at 11:59 p.m. To view once online, click here. (Please note, this is not a live event)
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