The Texas Department of Transportation Loop 360 Improvement project team is wrapping up its preliminary analyses of existing and anticipated traffic problems.
The study began in late 2014 and will identify a range of potential short and long-term mobility and safety improvements along the congested corridor. The project team has also conducted the first round of working group meetings to discuss needs and opportunities for improvements.
Traffic counts and travel time analyses have been completed allowing engineers to assess the existing conditions along Loop 360. That information coupled with public input has allowed engineers to identify preliminary problems and the needs they will focus on during the development and analysis of potential improvement scenarios.
An initial analysis of the "no build/do nothing" scenario has also been conducted. That analysis shows forecasted traffic conditions in the year 2035 if the region continues to grow and no significant improvements to Loop 360 are implemented. The "no build" scenario will serve as a benchmark against which the various build scenarios, such as intersection improvements, additional lanes, or under/overpasses, will be compared.
A presentation discussing the Loop 360 Improvement Study and preliminary analysis is available for viewing here.
The online public survey is still active, and you are encouraged to participate by clicking here if you have not already done so. TxDot continues with analyses of potential build scenarios and meeting with interested stakeholders throughout the corridor. Results of the build scenario analyses and ongoing public input will be made available over the next few months. Visit www.Loop360Study.com
to learn more, submit comments or request a meeting with the study team.